In response to the new realities of social distancing, some industries are hiring.
The threat of Coronavirus continues to cause temporary layoffs, furloughs, and reduced hours across many industries. But in response to the new realities of social distancing, demand in a handful of industries is picking up.
For example, gig jobs are becoming more attractive as those affected by cutbacks look for ways to continue earning amid the pandemic.
Below are some companies and states that are responding to the crisis with new employment opportunities:
The State of New Jersey has assembled a hiring portal listing companies searching for workers for immediate hire.
Instacart announced it plans to hire 300,000 full-service shoppers across North America over the next 3 months
New York City is offering gig workers delivery jobs during the pandemic
Amazon is rapidly expanding its workforce to meet the increased demand for delivery of essential services
DollarTree announced its intent to hire 25,000 people nationwide
Domino's Pizza is hiring for many roles, including managers, customer service representatives, delivery experts, and pizza makers
Publix is looking to hire thousands for store and distribution center positions
Walmart is hiring for approximately 150,000 full- and part-time jobs