Out of Work Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic? These Companies Are Hiring Thousands!

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The coronavirus pandemic has left many people currently out of work or searching for work to make ends meet. If you or someone you know is trying to find a job, we’ve compiled a list of popular companies that are now hiring hundreds or thousands of workers in response to the newly sparked demand.

*Please note that this post will be updated as we learn of other businesses that are hiring.


7-Eleven plans to hire up to 20,000 new store employees nationwide to meet increased demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Go here for more details and to view the job openings.


Albertsons, Safeway, & affiliates

To respond to the demand in grocery store traffic, Albertsons Companies are immediately hiring 30,000 new part-time associates. The company fully understands that most people will return to their previous jobs when the crisis is over, and the company and partner employers are fully supportive of the other’s efforts to keep people working. View the job listings here.


ALDI is hiring in all of its stores and warehouses, with thousands of available positions listed on their website. View the available job openings here.

Amazon employee


Amazon plans to hire 100,000 additional warehouse and delivery workers to help handle the increase in online orders due to the Coronavirus. If you’re interested in applying, visit the Amazon Delivers Jobs website and select your location.

CVS Health

CVS Health plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time, and temporary roles across the country. Roles include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees, and member/customer service professionals. The company will utilize a technology-enabled hiring process that includes virtual job fairs, interviews, and job tryouts. View the job listings here.

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Dollar General

Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and hire up to 50,000 employees by the end of April as it continues to diligently work to support customers’ needs. View the job listings here.

Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree plans to hire 25,000 associates at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and distribution centers across the U.S. due to the Coronavirus. The open positions include full-time and part-time managers at the Company’s more than 15,000 store locations, along with flexible part-time shifts for cashiers and stockers. Positions in the Company’s 24 distribution centers include order fillers, equipment operators, and warehouse associates. View the current job openings here.

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Domino’s is hiring thousands of delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers, and assistant managers at their open stores across the U.S. They’re also hiring Class A CDL drivers for their delivery pizza driver positions. View the current job openings here.


Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 full-service shoppers across North America over the next three months to meet the increasing customer demand for online grocery delivery and pickup in the U.S. and Canada. Apply to be an Instacart shopper here.

Storefront of Kroger Grocery store


According to this news publication, Kroger recently hired 2,000 new associates in response to increased demand from the Coronavirus. However, there are more than 10,000 openings still to fill in its stores, plants, and warehouses. View the current job openings here.

Papa John’s

Papa John’s is hiring up to 20,000 new restaurant team members immediately. The pizza company is committed to the communities it serves by delivering meals and offering carryout, meeting a valuable need during these challenging times. View the available job openings here.

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PepsiCo announced it will hire 6,000 new, full-time, full-benefit frontline employees across the U.S. in the coming months. View the current job openings here.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut and its franchisees are hiring more than 30,000 permanent positions currently available nationwide. Available jobs include cooks, shift leaders, restaurant managers, and virtual call center agents. Pizza Hut is also hiring more drivers to meet an increased delivery demand as more customers order to eat at home. View the available job openings at jobs.pizzahut.com.

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Postmates is hiring delivery workers in multiple cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, and in other locations to help handle the dramatic increase in online orders. Hourly pay can be up to $18 for drivers. Sign up to become a Postmates driver here.


Publix is seeking to hire thousands of associates by the end of March to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers. Various positions are available at stores throughout the company’s 7-state operating area and at nine distribution centers. The company encourages submissions from people in service, manufacturing, warehousing, and other industries who have recently found themselves unexpectedly without work. View the current job listings here.

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Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is seeking new employees to work in customer service, maintenance, merchandise stocking, and fresh food areas of the store. Many of the positions offer full-time, permanent work. View the available job openings on the Sam’s Club job search page.


Given the current environment, Shipt is experiencing an unprecedented rise in demand for home delivery of groceries, household essentials, and medications. To best meet the needs of the communities we serve, they’re actively hiring thousands of new Shipt Shoppers across the country. Apply to become a Shipt Shopper here.

Walgreens Store Front


With growing needs and support for Walgreens stores and pharmacies, Walgreens is also looking to fill more than 9,500 existing full-time, part-time, and temporary roles in stores across the U.S., including customer service associates, pharmacy technicians, & shift leads. Go here to search for openings in your area.


Walmart plans to hire over 150,000 hourly associates in the U.S. through the end of May. These new employees will work in stores, clubs, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. The roles will be temporary at first but may convert to permanent roles over time. View job openings here.

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Comments 25

  1. Lisa JP

    To anyone in the Las Vegas area. Vons and Albertsons are hiring on the spot. No experience necessary. No interview. Just being your ID and Social Security card. Jobs start immediately.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! Thank you, JP!

    • ter

      do they hire for a temp role or permanent? What is starting pay?

      • lateephabisidurosinmi-0

        I work at Amazon…the base pay is $15

  2. J.H.509

    I just heard that six Amazon warehouse workers have tested positive. Please verify this information. IDK how accurate the informer is. Thank you

    • Liv

      I work at Amazon and they are usually pretty good with informing us of things like this. I only know of one known case they had in Washington the state when the pandemic first started

      • lateephabisidurosinmi-0

        I work at Amazon too but there have been no cases in my station

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’ve seen that reported as well, J.H.509!

    • Stephanie

      I just did a quick Google search and as of 30 minutes ago, a report stated that 10 different Amazon warehouses have had someone test positive. Looks like the one in Queens had more than one. I had no idea before your post. Thanks for the info!

    • pokz

      Queens ny amazon warehoise closed out few days ago due to someone tested positive

    • Kim

      Today, Thurs. Mar. 26 the Today Show just reported that several Amazon facilities have closed and there are several more facilities where at least one employee has tested positive.

  3. Bree

    Ugh…so I’m told my job isn’t safe because it spreads the virus among employees and customers…but for some reason, Amazon is immune to the virus and Walmart or 7-11? Smh… say what? Isn’t this just spreading this crazy virus more? Kids can’t go into schools but Mom/Dad can get sick.

    • Amy

      Groceries and gas are necessities. People need food, medicine, soap, hygiene products, diapers, etc. We can’t stop people from having access to these or it would be complete chaos.

  4. Brenda Abbott-Shultz

    And for those that have a calling to care, many assisted living communities and nursing homes around the country are hiring. No experience necessary just a caring heart!

  5. E

    I’ve also seen that Zoom
    and Slack are hiring. Probably need background in IT.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up!

  6. AshMojito

    The Post Office is hiring too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks a bunch for commenting!

  7. Jake

    This might be worth its own H2S post (?) but I saw a great tip in a forum post elsewhere that if you’re either laid off, or working from home and not driving to work because of the virus, you should call your autoinsurance company to lower your rates. There’s no point in paying a rate based on commuting XX miles to work daily if you aren’t doing that. Even if you’ve prepaid for the next 6 months, they can prorate the difference and pay it back to you.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh! Interesting! Thanks, Jake! I’ll be sure to pass this along to the team!

    • Laurie

      Jake? From State Farm? 🙂 Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

      • Jake

        Omg, lol! If anyone needs to know – I’m wearing pajama pants!

        • MsKatelyn

          Sounds Hideous! (Couldn’t resist) LOL, thanks for the laugh!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)


  8. Angelyna

    I have a work permit are they accepting those?

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