With COVID-19 leading to business closures and declining revenue, millions have been laid off at restaurants, hotels and places of entertainment. Although many industries have shed jobs, COVID-19 has also caused an increase in demand for grocery stores, delivery services, and healthcare supplies. Many businesses in these industries have stated they are increasing hiring to assist in the increase in demand.

What EDOs can do to connect workers to jobs hiring

Some EDOs have created job boards specifically for their region to highlight the job openings. The Right Place, in West Michigan has done just that on their website.

The City of Los Angeles has created this job portal for both job seekers and those looking to hire workers.

The State of New York is actively looking for students who are currently in school in a healthcare related field to assist in the COVID-19 response. Learn more about this.


Many companies are doing what they can to produce hand sanitizer, masks and other equipment in greater demand since the spread of COVID-19. Manufacturers looking to hire can reach out to their local Manufacturing Extension Partnership here for assistance in hiring.

The following companies are hiring in cities across the United States. Click the links below to go straight to the page to apply.

Note the numbers of jobs employers are seeking is as of March 24, 2020 and will likely change.

Amazon has announced its plans to hire 100,000 workers to handle the increase of e-commerce orders and deliveries. The positions are in cities across the country in deliveries, fullfitment center, Amazon GO Stores, Whole Foods stores and in transportation.

Aldi is hiring new employees in all stores and warehouses. Each employee will earn a $2/hr premium for all hours worked on top of their typical wage.

7/11 announced it will hire over 200,000 workers to fill online orders, cleaning, delivery and working in the physical convenience store.

Kroger is hiring 10,000 new employees in their distribution centers, retail stores and manufacturing plants. Kroger’s average hourly wage is $15/ hour and job seekers could be placed in a job within several days of applying.

Albertsons, the parent company of Safeway and other retail stores, is hiring 1,600 employees in retail, pharmacy, and supply chain work.

Trader Joes
Trader Joes is looking to hire new employees in their stores across the country.

Costco is hiring a wide variety of jobs maintenance, delivery, customer service and others.

Walmart is hiring 150,000 new employees in their stores, fulfillment and distribution centers. These jobs will start as temporary, but could be converted to permanent positions. The hiring process will also be fast tracked to a 24 hour process.

CVS is hiring 50,000 full and part time employees in their distribution centers, prescription delivery, store associates, and customer service. They are also giving bonuses ranging from $150 to $500 to employees.

Walgreens is hiring 9,500 new workers as pharmacy technicians, customer service associates, and shift leads.

Dominos is hiring new employees in delivery, pizza making, customer service, managers and assistant managers.

Dollar General
Dollar General is hiring new employees in their stores, distribution centers, and private fleet network.

Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree will hire 25,000 new full-time and part-time roles both in stores and distribution centers nationwide.

Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 new employees as cooks, managers, shift leaders and delivery drivers.

Papa Johns
Papa Johns is aiming to hire 20,000 new employees with an immediate start date in the distribution centers, delivery and in stores.


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