Although the coronavirus pandemic has sparked widespread unemployment across the country due to many businesses being forced to shut down or adjust hours, some companies that fall under the essential business umbrella are mass hiring.
Albertsons Companies: The national grocery company is hiring for positions across its brands including Safeway and VONS.
Amazon: The online shopping behemoth announced on March 16 that it is looking to hire 100,000 workers to address a surge in online orders.
Dominos: Reports indicated that the pizza chain was looking to hire 10,000 workers for full and part-time positions.
Food delivery services: While there has not been an announcement regarding increased demand for drivers, individuals can still sign up to deliver food to others through services such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, Postmates and Uber Eats.
Ralph's (Kroger, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer and more): Immediate openings are available at many of the brands under this national grocery store company.
Microsoft: Multiple positions are available with the tech leader.
Outschool: Education professionals could potentially teach online through this service.
Pizza Hut: The pizza chain is hiring for positions at its various locations.
Slack: The online chat service is hiring for roles.
Walmart: Walmart is hiring store workers and delivery drivers.
Walmart said it is expediting the hiring process from 2 weeks to 24 hours.
Zoom: This company, which offers videoconferencing services, is hiring for positions across the world.
For those who have lost their jobs or work due to the pandemic, they may be able to obtain coronavirus-related unemployment benefits.