The COVID-19 pandemic has hit workers in the U.S. hard. Non-farm payroll employment, which includes all paid jobs except farm workers, unincorporated self-employed people, private household staff, and proprietors, plunged by 20.5 million in April, according to the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that 30.3 million workers filed for unemployment in the six weeks leading up to April 25—a period of time in which many state governments mandated that nonessential businesses like restaurants, theaters, and salons close or significantly reduce their services, ultimately forcing them to lay off or furlough their staffs.
What’s more, state unemployment systems have been completely overwhelmed with the number of new claims, leaving many qualified applicants who desperately need money without the benefits to which they’re entitled, according to a report by Ben Zipperer and Elise Gould of the Economic Policy Institute. Around nine in 10 Americans say that the coronavirus pandemic is causing anxiety about their finances, according to an online survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted April 7–9, 2020, by The Harris Poll.
With unemployment benefits that might not be enough to make ends meet (if they show up at all) and the need for long-term financial stability, countless people now find themselves in the position of looking for a job during the pandemic. The task isn’t easy—businesses across many industries have been downsizing or considering layoffs, and applicants are competing with millions of other recently out-of-work people in need of jobs.
Finding work during the COVID-19 crisis isn’t a hopeless cause, though. The pandemic has actually increased demand for certain businesses like delivery services, grocery stores, video conferencing services, cloud computing, and financial services, and some are now looking to grow their teams.
To find out who’s actively looking for new workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stacker scoured job boards, news from local and national publications, articles in trade and industry outlets, LinkedIn posts, and company press releases announcing mass hirings. It turns out there are at least 100 companies in need of new workers right now.
Ready to ramp up your job search? Read on to learn about the companies that are hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic and which opportunities might be a fit for you.
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Online retailer Amazon said in a company news article from April 13, that it has already hired 175,000 workers around the world to fulfill increased customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s job board had more than 34,600 open positions, primarily in its web services department and on its transportation and logistics team, as of May 15.
Walmart is expanding its supply chain team to help continue serving customers during the pandemic. There are 150,000 new job opportunities at Walmart’s fulfillment and distribution centers, according to a news brief from the company from March 23. The starting pay for these roles ranges from $15 to $19 per hour.
Pizza Hut is hiring for 30,000 new permanent positions in response to increased demand from customers dining at home, according to a company news brief from March 23. The positions include cooks, delivery drivers, call-center representatives, managers, and shift leads.
North American discount store operator Dollar Tree is seeking 25,000 new workers for its stores and distribution centers to help provide essential products to customers during the pandemic, the company announced on March 20. The open positions consist of store managers, cashiers, stockers, warehouse workers, order fillers, and equipment operators.
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Walgreens is responding to the coronavirus crisis by bringing on more than 9,500 new workers for temporary positions and full- and part-time roles across the country, according to a March 23 article by Josh Rivera of USA Today. The open positions include pharmacy technicians, customer service professionals, and shift leaders.
CVS Health announced on March 23 that it was looking to hire 50,000 people across the country for temporary roles, as well as full-time and part-time positions. The job opportunities include retail associates, customer service staff, distribution center workers, and delivery drivers.
Supermarket chain Stop & Shop is “aggressively hiring delivery drivers and warehouse shoppers” to help it expand grocery delivery service for customers during the pandemic, according to a message from the company published by Patch on April 11. It has more than 400 stores in New York, New Jersey, and New England.
Ace Hardware is actively looking for 30,000 people to fill positions across the country, according to Stephanie Stremplewski of NBC Sports Chicago. The company is experiencing increased customer demand for essential products and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Instacart, an on-demand grocery delivery app, is hiring an additional 250,000 shoppers by the end of June, according to an article from the company from April 23. Instacart says the months of the pandemic have been its busiest ever, with the highest demand coming from California, New York, and Washington D.C., among other locations.
C3, a company that runs delivery-only restaurants sometimes called “ghost kitchens,” is looking for 1,000 new employees to assist in the opening of 138 locations by the end of this year, according to Amelia Lucas of CNBC. Priority for the roles will be given to workers who were furloughed by C3’s parent company, SBE.
Albertsons Companies, the parent company behind Safeway, Vons, Shaw’s, and 17 other well-known grocers, has opened 30,000 new store-associate positions, according to a press release from March 23. The jobs are specifically intended for workers of other companies that have needed to furlough them or cut their hours. Albertsons says it expects that the people who fill its new roles will eventually return to their old jobs after the crisis ends.
Allied Universal, a private security firm, is looking to add 30,000 security professionals to its team in the coming months, according to its website. While it has open positions across the country, the company seems to need the most new employees in the Southwest and Northeast.
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TD Ameritrade, an electronic broker, is planning to hire 800 entry-level workers for its client services team and retail trading department, according to a press release from April 30. The roles are located in Chicago, St. Louis, and San Diego, as well as Omaha, Nebraska, and Southlake, Texas.
PepsiCo is looking for 6,000 new employees to fill full-time, full-benefit positions across the U.S. over the coming months, according to a press release from March 20. The roles are for frontline workers responsible for moving and selling PepsiCo products.
Dollar General, which operates more than 16,000 discount stores across the U.S., doubled its hiring rate in mid-March to add up to 50,000 workers to respond to heightened demand for essentials, according to an April 30 press release from the company. While more than 43,000 new employees have already come on board, the company is still looking for workers at its corporate offices, retail stores, and distribution center, as well as on its transportation fleet.
Nonprofit health care organization Partners in Health is looking for contact tracers, case investigators, and resource coordinators to help with the pandemic response in Massachusetts. The state, in partnership with Partners in Health, plans to hire a total of 1,000 contact tracers, according to Ally Donnelly and Jim Haddadin of NBC Boston.
Digital mortgage-financing startup Better.com plans to hire about 1,000 new workers for its sales and mortgage operations this year, according to Carol Hymowitz of Bloomberg Businessweek. The company has experienced 200% growth in demand since the pandemic started in early March, with lots of interest from homeowners looking to refinance their mortgages.
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While some employers have been revoking internship offers during the pandemic, Bank of America still plans to hire more than 3,000 people through campus recruitment and summer internship programs, according to a spokesperson quoted in an article by Abigail Hess of CNBC Make It. The bank has open positions for more than 2,000 interns and 1,000 campus hires from around the world.
Demand has spiked at 7-Eleven during the pandemic, and in response, the convenience store chain is hiring up to 20,000 new retail employees, according to a press release from March 20. Some store employees would be responsible for fulfilling delivery orders from its mobile app, 7NOW.
Online grocer Fresh Direct is aggressively hiring new employees to help facilitate deliveries, according to a tweet from the company on April 5. The company has been increasing its delivery time slots to help meet rising customer demand during the pandemic.
US Xpress, a trucking company, is seeking experienced drivers to get medical and food supplies shipped across the country. It is expediting training to help get 80% of the new hires behind the wheel in two or three days, according to FleetOwner.
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Nonprofit health care organization The Queen’s Health Systems, located in Hawaii, is adding 650 open positions to its team, according to Robbie Dingeman and Noelle Fujii-Oride of Honolulu Magazine. It faces the biggest staffing needs in its intensive care unit and emergency rooms during the pandemic.
Technology company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, had more than 600 open positions in places around the globe listed on its website as of May 15. TikTok has seen a rise in downloads from people looking for extra entertainment and ways to stay connected while they’re stuck at home, according to Sherisse Pham of CNN Business.
Health insurance company Aetna had almost 600 open positions across the U.S. on its job board as of May 15. Many of the positions are located in Connecticut, Illinois, Arizona, Massachusetts, and New York. The open job titles include case management coordinators, data scientists, communications consultants, account managers, and analysts.
With more families adopting pets during the pandemic, it's no surprise that online pet supplies retailer Chewy is recruiting up to 10,00 new workers for its team. Open positions include merchandising professionals, fulfillment center operators, corporate counsel, finance directors, pharmacists, and data engineers, among others.
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Cybersecurity company Crowdstrike is expanding its team by more than 200 positions as more businesses rely on technology to keep their workforce productive while telecommuting. Open positions include cloud engineers, systems engineers, analysts, and UX designers.
AdventHealth, a faith-based health care company that runs more than 50 hospitals across seven states, had 110 open positions on its website as of May 15. The company’s biggest staffing need is in its nursing segment, but it also has open positions in patient care, radiology/imaging, laboratory, information systems, and physician services.
Amid increased need for security, G4S is expanding its team by more than 15,000 new workers between May and July, according to Chauncey Alcorn of CNN Business. The security solutions firm is hiring for a variety of positions in the U.S., including security officers, trainers, patient support staff, account executives, and armed guards.
New York’s Department of Health will hire between 6,400 and 17,000 workers for its contact-tracing pilot program starting in May, according to an April 30 press release from the governor. The exact number of new hires will depend on the projected COVID-19 cases in different regions.
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Pizza franchise Domino’s is bringing on 1,000 new workers in the Greater Chicago area, where it has experienced increased demand during the pandemic, according to a press release from March 19. The company is primarily looking for customer service professionals, delivery drivers, and managers.
Takeda, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies, is recruiting professionals to fill over 1,800 positions in the U.S. and abroad. Open positions in the U.S. include patient support programs leads, procurement business partners, senior clinical consultants, medical historians, and phlebotomists.
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TNG Retail Services needs 5,000 workers to fill hourly positions across the country, according to a LinkedIn post from April. The workforce expansion is an effort to support grocery stores and essential service providers during the pandemic.
Slack Technologies has seen explosive growth in the use of its workplace communication platform Slack during the coronavirus outbreak, according to Tom Warren of The Verge. The company is actively recruiting “engineers, data scientists, designers, and customer experience experts,” according to Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider.
GE Health Care is bringing on additional manufacturing workers to help it ramp up output of medical equipment like ultrasound devices and ventilators, the company announced on March 19. It is also expanding shifts so it can continue producing essential products around the clock.
Workers seeking jobs in nursing, dietary fields, and housekeeping may want to consider applying to PruittHealth. The health care service provider is recruiting at least 2,000 new employees in the Southeast to keep up with demand during the COVID-19 crisis, according to Savannah Donald of The Moultrie Observer.
Intel may be slowing down its external hiring efforts but is still looking for people to fill around 1,000 open positions, according to a company spokesperson quoted in an article by Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. The technology company’s biggest needs are for engineering professionals, interns, facilities and site services workers, and manufacturing workers.
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SBM, a soft service provider, is seeking new workers across the nation, according to a LinkedIn post from the company’s senior corporate recruiter. As of May 15, the company needs custodians, account managers, porters, general maintenance technicians, and hundreds of other people to fill openings on its job board.
Success Academy Charter Schools need to recruit workers for 1,000 full-time jobs at 45 charter schools in New York City, according to Chauncey Alcorn of CNN Business. Around 700–800 of the positions are for K-12 teachers. The company also needs assistant principals, operations professionals, and special education providers.
Financial services firm Fidelity Investments aims to hire 2,000 additional workers across the U.S., according to a press release from April 13. The open positions include roles for financial consultants, customer service professionals, and licensed representatives.
Ultra Electronics, a systems provider that serves the industries of defense and security, continues to thrive during the pandemic, according to a LinkedIn post from its director of IT and security. It has dozens of openings on its job board for positions such as business manager, electrical design engineer, marketing communications director, IT specialist, quality assurance engineer, and senior program manager.
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Veeva, a company that offers cloud software for life sciences firms, is among the tech businesses that posted the most remote job opportunities in April, according to an analysis from Flexjobs. The company is recruiting talent partners, lead product designers, senior customer success-management consultants, senior software engineers, and digital marketing associates, among other professionals.
Cloud communications service provider Twilio is actively hiring during the pandemic, according to a company spokesperson quoted in an article by Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. The company has openings around the country and abroad. Some available positions include account executives, product marketing manager, senior website managing editors, commercial counsel, and software engineers.
Supermarket company Publix is urgently looking for people to fill thousands of new associate positions at its retail stores and distribution centers, the company announced on April 7. Publix has never undergone a round of layoffs and prides itself on promoting staff from within.
Ball Aerospace, a company that manufactures spacecraft and technology components for the defense industry and commercial enterprises, is actively looking for new workers with an interest in cutting-edge technologies, according to a LinkedIn post from the company. The company invites prospective applicants to attend one of its upcoming virtual career fairs or professional events.
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Government services and defense contractor PAE is recruiting workers to fill more than 1,200 positions on its job board. The company has roles for aircraft workers, grants specialists, senior paralegals, engineers, law clerks, disposal yard specialists, recruiters, IT specialists, and carpenters, among other jobs.
San Francisco-based mobile payment company Square is still recruiting new employees, according to a company spokesperson quoted in an article by Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. There were more than 100 open positions on its job board as of May 15; its software engineering team has the highest number of opportunities.
Baxter International, a health care company, is expanding its team by up to 2,000 new employees around the world to keep up with demand for medical devices during the pandemic, according to Mrinalika Roy of Reuters. Around 800 of the positions will be located within the U.S.
Fifth Third Bank, which has branches in 10 states, posted almost 400 new openings on its job board in the first week of May. It is looking for retail personal-banker associates, business controls analysts, mortgage loan originators, account executives, wealth management advisers, and other finance professionals.
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Right now is one of the best times to get a job at KLA, according to a LinkedIn post from the company from early May. The semiconductor manufacturing company had 570 jobs on its career page as of May 15, ranging from systems engineers and research scientists to service managers and business intel analysts.
Fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant Chipotle is recruiting 10,000 people across the country, according to Chauncey Alcorn of CNN Business. Despite the pandemic, the company is opening new restaurants and has additional staffing needs at its corporate headquarters.
With remote work on the rise, cloud content management company and business file-sharing service Box is looking to fill a variety of roles, according to Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. As of May 15, the company’s 75-plus open positions include roles in engineering, marketing, product and design, and sales, among other segments.
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After being declared an essential business, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has upped its recruitment efforts to keep its truck stops and convenience stores operating. There were 2,951 open positions for jobs such as cashiers, tire technicians, and general managers on the company’s job board as of May 15.
While VMWare has implemented cost-cutting measures during the pandemic, the digital-workspace technology company is continuing to recruit new employees. It’s mainly focused on expanding teams that focus on “app modernization, multi-cloud, virtual cloud network, digital workspace, and intrinsic security,” according to a spokesperson from the company.
GoHealth, a health insurance marketplace, hasn’t stopped its recruitment efforts during the pandemic, according to a LinkedIn post from the company in April. The company has dozens of openings nationwide for roles such as business development manager, inside sales specialist, data scientist, and software engineer.
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Okta, an identity and access management firm, is actively hiring during the pandemic, according to the company’s chief people officer quoted in an article by Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. Open positions at the company include developer solutions engineers, software engineers, staff business systems analysts, customer success managers, and sales engineers—many of them remote roles.
In an effort to help meet increased customer demand, Big Lots is hiring temporary workers at its 1,400-plus stores. The company had more than 3,200 open jobs listed on its career database as of May 15, for positions such as industrial housekeepers, shipping material handlers, apparel buyers, assistant managers, and forklift drivers.
Securitas, a security services firm, has opened 1,000 new positions across California, according to a company press release from April 7. The company is expanding its team to respond to an increased need for emergency management efforts at health care facilities and grocery stores during the pandemic.
While the pandemic has slowed hiring for Cadence Design Systems, the design automation software company is still continuing to recruit talent, according to its Q1 2020 earnings call transcript. The company’s job board had more than 450 openings as of May 15 for roles such as senior solutions engineer, lead product engineer, desktop support technician, and sales executive.
Atlassian, the company behind the project-tracking software Jira, hired more new employees in March than ever before—and plans to continue recruiting new workers, according to a company spokesperson quoted in an article by Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. The company had more than 200 open positions on its business, data and analytics, marketing and sales, and engineering teams as of May 15.
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Rite Aid is recruiting 5,000 workers for full- and part-time positions in states across the country, according to a message from the company’s CEO from April 6. The jobs will help support the company’s stores and distribution centers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With people spending more time online during quarantine, eBay has seen an uptick in users, according to Julia Gray of Thinknum. Job openings at the company are on the upswing and include roles such as software engineer, risk teammate, design research lead, and program manager.
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DocuSign, a software service company that helps businesses manage electronic agreements, is recruiting more than 100 summer interns and hiring employees to work in “customer services, sales and business development, engineering and IT, marketing, finance, legal, and workplace teams,” according to according to Ashley Stewart and Rosalie Chan of Business Insider. The company had more than 300 open positions on its job board as of May 15.
As a private online university, Western Governors University has been able to continue enrolling students and offering classes without interruption from the pandemic, according to a letter from the school’s president. The organization is looking for people to fill a variety of full-time roles, such as community affairs coordinator and educational assessment architect, and remote jobs for independent contractors.
There were more than 600 positions listed on Corizon Health’s job board as of May 15. The company, which provides health care within prisons, is looking for registered nurses, behavioral health professionals, substance abuse counselors, certified medical assistants, and certified medicine aides, among other workers.
Nonprofit health care research and medical center Cleveland Clinic had more than 1,900 open positions, mainly for professionals with a medical background, on its site as of May 15. The employer is also hosting a series of online chat events during the month of May to help prospective job applicants learn more about opportunities.
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Northwestern Mutual, a financial services company, has added dozens of new job openings to its career site since the pandemic began. Recent job listings include roles for an executive assistant, software engineer, senior data engineer, senior digital product manager, and technology coordinator.
Tractor Supply Company needs more than 5,000 new full- and part-time workers to fill positions across its nearly 1,900 stores and eight distribution centers. The jobs are part of the company’s effort to boost customer service and safety during the pandemic, according to a LinkedIn post from April.
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Premium Retail Services, a company that provides merchandising services, retail consulting, and brand advocacy, is encouraging people who’ve been displaced from their jobs during the pandemic to apply to its open positions, according to a LinkedIn post from mid-April. The company has more than 1,000 available jobs listed on its site for positions such as business analysts, field technicians, sales specialists, and retail merchandisers as of May 15.
Despite factory disruptions and a drop in sales, Apple is still trying to fill at least 2,000 jobs listed on its website, according to Ian Sherr of CNET. Open positions at Apple include business experts, managers, store leaders, technical specialists, and operations experts.
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Videoconferencing company Zoom is responding to a surge in users by setting ambitious new hiring goals, according to the company’s chief people officer, quoted in an article by Paayal Zaveri of Business Insider. It’s focusing its recruitment efforts primarily on growing its customer success and technical support teams.
The CDC Foundation, a nonprofit that’s helping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 response, posted a variety of new job listings on LinkedIn in early May. The organization is looking for epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, public health analysts, grants managers, and doctors, among other professionals.
There were 393 career opportunities listed on Air Products’ job board on May 15. The nearly 80-year-old industrial gases company is looking for account managers, human resources professionals, machinery technicians, administrative assistants, and engineers, among others.
Global security and aerospace firm Lockheed Martin is recruiting 5,000 new workers to fill roles across the country, according to a LinkedIn post from the company. Those who fill the positions will help the firm continue to deliver critical security capabilities amid the coronavirus crisis.
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