Due to the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of workers across America have lost their jobs. However, some companies are hiring as most Americans stay home and demands spikes for well-stocked grocery stores, delivery services, and critical supplies.
In March, Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report announced it was looking to hire 100,000 additional workers, citing "a significant increase in demand" and unprecedented labor needs. The company has since surpassed that goal, hiring 175,000 people by the end of April, but it is continuing to recruit even more employees in areas of. the company including: warehouse, delivery drivers, area manager, station operations manager, entry level operations management, and HR.
On April 17, Walmart (WMT) - Get Report announced it had already hired 150,000 new associates and was going to hire an additional 50,000 by the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.
"We continue to see strong demand in our stores, and at the same time, we want to give our current associates the flexibility to take time off and stay home if they feel more comfortable doing so. In stores and clubs, we’ll continue to hire key roles, such as cashiers, stockers and personal shoppers. In distribution centers and fulfillment centers, we’ll hire additional fillers and pickers. And, we’ll also continue adding roles such as more drivers to our fleet," Walmart said.
And while many restaurants and fast food chains are suffering, national pizza chains are experience a surge in demand as families stay home for dinner. Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and Papa John’s are all hiring for positions in delivery, supply chain centers, and customer service.
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