Five industries hiring during the coronavirus pandemic
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions throughout the country are out of work as businesses have been forced to make cuts or shut their doors altogether—the unemployment rate has skyrocketed, with almost 26 million people filing for unemployment. Even though many companies have laid off workers, some industries desperately need employees. If you’re searching for a job, check out these five industries hiring right now.
Grocery stores are hiring thousands right now—major chains, like Kroger and Publix, are in dire need of store clerks, stockers, and cashiers. Kroger has posted at least 20,000 job openings across the country. Also, with more people staying home, grocery delivery services like Instacart need shoppers.
Shipping and delivery companies
With more people resorting to online shopping, shipping and delivery companies, like Amazon, are hiring thousands of workers—Amazon has posted jobs at their fulfillment centers, as well as remote opportunities. UPS hubs are hiring as well, looking for drivers and warehouse workers.
Popularity in remote meeting platforms has rapidly increased as more of the country’s workforce is telecommuting. Companies like Zoom and Slack have posted various jobs for backend support and customer service, as well as sales. And, tech support companies, such as Support.com, are hiring remote support specialists.
As schools across the country closed for the remainder of the school year, over 50 million kids have been forced to resort to online learning. Online learning companies, like Outschool, are hiring instructors. From math and science to English and art, there are dozens of subjects available to teach and more than 10,000 classes offered.
Almost half of Americans take at least one prescription medicine—despite the ongoing pandemic, people need those medications filled, as well as other conveniences pharmacies provide. So, many pharmacies are hiring more customer service associates and pharmacists. CVS and Walgreens are two major pharmacies that are searching for workers to fill these positions.
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