Companies That Are Hiring During the Coronavirus Crisis
While some industries recede in the wake of states’ shelter-in-place orders, others are seeing unprecedented demand — and they need workers.
The call has been issued loud and clear throughout the land: HELP WANTED! Here’s who is hiring right now, some in very big numbers. To apply, click on the links below.
Amazon announced this week that it needs to hire 100,000 people. Yes, you heard that right. They basically need to hire a small city to keep up with the crush of people stuck at home and ordering online. The company is also boosting pay by $2 an hour for hourly employees through April.
Safeway is looking to hire some 2,000 workers at its more than 165 Bay Area locations. Positions include deli, meat, bakery, produce, fuel stations and customer service departments, cashier or clerk, as well full and part-time delivery drivers.
According to a recent Forbes article, Apple, IBM, Dell, Microsoft and Oracle all have thousands of jobs available that pay $60,000 or more to qualified applicants. And many of these companies have work-from-home options.
Yes, you too can be like Cheers’ Cliff Clavin or Seinfeld’s Newman and work as a postal carrier. There are lots of other open positions too that are nothing to laugh at. Pay starts at $21 an hour and applications are being accepted.
It only happens once every 10 years, but now is your chance to make some extra cash and help your community be represented. Temporary workers are still needed; pay varies by location and position.
DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats and Instacart are the top paying app-driven delivery providers and the services these companies offer their customers are more in demand than ever. Download the app of your choice to get started.
What makes sheltering-in-place just a little more tolerable? Pizza of course. Domino’s said it needs to hire about 10,000 full-time and part-time workers to keep up with delivery demand.
The company plans to hire 300,000 “full-service shoppers” in North America within the next three months, more than doubling its current number of shoppers, as Americans increasingly look to grocery delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company plans to immediately hire 50,000 people for full-time, part-time and temporary jobs, including home delivery drivers, store positions, distribution workers and customer service representatives. It is also giving bonuses to current in-store workers.
With a strong benefits package and a culture of inclusion, American Express can be an attractive place to work. Professionals and students can sign up for the company’s Talent Community to learn more.
Daniel Jewett has been a Bay Area journalist for more than two decades, getting his start as editor of his hometown newspaper, the Foster City Progress. Jewett went on to serve as Associate Editor for Oakland and Alameda magazines before crossing the bridge to serve as Marin Magazine and Spaces’ Managing Editor. Jewett still calls Oakland home, where he writes and plays music with his wife in My Little Hum and hangs out with his chickens, bees and cats, Holly and Maple.