Experts have suggested that the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic will result in millions of jobs vanishing into thin air. But right now, it seems to be creating new opportunities too.
Highlights! 700,000 plus new jobs in the times of the coronavirus-forced USA lockdown
- Who’s hiring?
- For what positions?
- How many vacancies per company?
- Coronavirus pandemic bonuses
While the world has rapidly folded itself into a lockdown, there’s a whole machinery that will keep running to provide the fuel necessary to fight this battle on retreat. From grocery shops to chemists and pizza delivery, a number of firms have inturn started running short of manpower due to increased weight on their shoulders. Consequently, we are also seeing a coronavirus-induced hiring spree.
The virus has hit sectors like aviation, hospitality and restaurants the hardest which has resulted in millions of jobless Americans. However, there’s a ray of hope for some of them with these brands now on a hiring spree to fulfil the rising demand.
From retail giants like Amazon and Walmart to supermarkets like Kroger and Albertsons and pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens, there is recruitment going on if you wish to indulge. Then there are convenience stores like Dollar General and 7-Eleven. In short, there are thousands of coronavirus-induced USA lockdown jobs up for grabs.
The Coronavirus Lockdown New Jobs
Instacart – 300,000
Instacart is on a hiring spree for 300,000 new workers to shop and deliver groceries, thereby doubling the number of gig workers it contracts.
Walmart – 150,000
From warehouses to stores, retail giant Walmart needs 150,000 new people everywhere as demands skyrocket during the lockdown. Walmart will also pay out $550 million in cash bonuses to employees for their work during the pandemic lockdown.
Amazon – 100,000
Jeff Bezos suggested that Amazon was proud to serve the people in these testing times. And while the global giant is prioritizing essentials, Amazon still needs to hire 100,000 new workers. Amazon will also give its employees temporary increment of $2 per hour in the US, £2 in the UK, and €2 in many EU countries until the end of April.
Pizza Players – 50,000
Pizza-delivery companies Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s need 50,000 cooks, managers and drivers.
CVS Pharmacy – 50,000
US’ biggest brick and mortar pharmacy, CVS also needs 50,000 store-workers, home delivery drivers, distribution workers and customer service representatives. It is also giving bonuses amid the lockdown as all its pharmacy locations remain open throughout the crisis.
Dollar Tree – 25,000
Dollar Tree needs 25,000 full- and part-time associates for stores and distribution centres. Positions include managers, cashiers, stockers, order fillers, equipment operators, and warehouse associates.
7-Eleven – 20,000
7‑Eleven, with its 7Now delivery app which serves 30 million households needs 20,000 new employees in a bid to ensure clean stores that our in-stock with the goods during this critical time.