These Companies Are Hiring Essential Workers Right Now

Major retailers across the country are looking for help during the coronavirus crisis.
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Many hard-working employees have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although it's crucial for the majority of people to follow social distancing rules right now, we know that there are many who can't afford to not work during this crisis. Here are companies that provide essential services, from food delivery to supermarket stocking, that are currently hiring.

Walmart

The nationwide chain is hiring 150,000 hourly employees, according to a press release from March 19. Walmart is extending this hiring spree through May, and the associates will work in the chain's stores, clubs, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. To speed up the process, the standard two-week application cycle will be shortened to 24 hours. To apply, visit careers.walmart.com.

Amazon

In a blog post on March 16, Amazon announced the opening of 100,000 new roles, both full-time and part-time. These positions will work both in fulfillment centers and within the delivery network to support the heightened number of online orders placed during this pandemic. To apply, visit amazondelivers.jobs.

CVS

The company is accelerating a plan to hire more than 50,000 people in part-time and full-time jobs. Positions include store associates, delivery drivers, customer service representatives, and distribution workers. To apply, visit jobs.cvshealth.com.

Domino's Pizza

In a press release from March 19, the company announced the opening of both full-time and part-time positions. Jobs include delivery drivers, pizza makers, customer service representatives, and both managers and assistant managers. To apply, visit jobs.dominos.com.

Kroger

The grocery giant is hiring more than 10,000 people to work at its stores nationwide. There's a wide range of open jobs, including positions at stores, warehouses, and plants. To apply, visit jobs.kroger.com.

7-Eleven

There are more than 20,000 openings with 7-Eleven, particularly focused on the company's new delivery service, 7NOW. Jobs include store employees, assistant managers, and sales associates. To apply, visit careers.7-eleven.com.

Pizza Hut

On March 23, Pizza Hut announced 30,000 job openings, including cooks and managers, to fulfill the uptick in pizza delivery orders. According to the company, these will be permanent hires. To apply, visit jobs.pizzahut.com.

Dollar General

The budget store announced on March 23 that it would be hiring up to 50,000 new employees. Although these positions will likely be temporary, the company is hiring in many areas. Openings include retail, fleet, and distribution jobs. To apply, visit careers.dollargeneral.com.

Walgreens

The company's COVID response page lists roughly 9,000 openings from pharmacy technicians to shift leads. To apply, visit jobs.walgreens.com

Papa John's

A press release from March 23 states that 20,000 jobs have opened up. Team members will assist in a safe way through either contactless delivery or carryout. The company is also expediting the application process and claims that people will be able to interview and begin working on the same day. To apply, visit jobs.papajohns.com.

Costco

There hasn't been an official statement yet, but shoppers have noticed signs posted around Costco stores asking for temporary workers, such as college students and service industry workers that have been laid off, to send in applications. To apply, visit costco.com/job-opportunities.

ALDI

As in Costco, shoppers are seeing signs in ALDI stores calling for temporary employees. According to these signs, the company is also offering a referral bonus for people who spread the word. To apply, visit careers.aldi.us.

Dollar Tree

Cashiers, stockers, warehouse associates, and management positions are all open at Dollar Tree stores nationwide. To apply, visit dollartree.com/careers.

Instacart

A press release from March 23 stated that the company will be hiring 300,000 personal shoppers over the next three months. The positions are open all across the country, from California to Illinois to New Jersey. To apply, visit instacart.careers

DoorDash

This popular food delivery company needs drivers, and they're prioritizing restaurant workers that have been laid off due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To apply, visit doordash.com/dasher/signup.

Honeywell

The safety products manufacturer is ramping up production of N95 masks by expanding is operations to Rhode Island. The company is hiring 500 workers as a result. To apply, visit careers.honeywell.com

New York State Department of Labor

The department launched a job board to make it easier for workers in heavily impacted New York to find immediate hiring opportunities. To browse jobs and apply, visit nyhirenow.usnlx.com.