Despite the overall shutdown, some companies are hiring temporary workers, many specifically to address the surge in buying related to the coronavirus epidemic.
Among them is Stop&Shop.
Following is a list of links to announcements of plans to hire.
- CVS said it was hiring 50,000 to meet exploding demand at its stores.
- Pizza Hut announced plans to hire 30,000 permanent workers
- Walmart announced it will hire about 150,000 temporary workers by the end of May for their stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.
- Dollar Tree, which also owns Family Dollar, plans to hire 25,000 workers.
- 7-Eleven expects to bring on 20,000 new store employees.
- Amazon intends to hire 100,000 workers.
- Domino’s is hiring more than 10,000 workers.
- The medical community is looking for as many health care providers as possible. New York City has even asked private and retired providers to help in hospitals. More than 1,000 answered the call.
- Grocery chains (including Kroger) are looking for workers, as are shipping businesses, online learning and remote work firms.