Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the job market is getting hit extremely hard and the unemployment rate is going up and up almost every day. Here at BrandResumes, we understand the panic and fear this can bring, but we’re here to help. We’ve done our research to help you find which markets are hiring, which ones aren’t hiring at all, and which are in a ‘hiring freeze.’
What’s a hiring freeze?
Like the name may suggest, a hiring freeze is when a company chooses to stop hiring new or nonessential personnel. For the company, this can help them consolidate funds and ensure they are able to remain in business. For current employees who remain with the company, a hiring freeze can involve adding work to the daily responsibilities of essential personnel to make up for any tasks nonessential employees would have completed. While this can present a challenge to workers, it can also be an opportunity to show your boss how hard working and capable you truly can be.
While a hiring freeze does put a serious pause on the job market, it does not mean companies aren’t hiring at all. In fact, a company will still hire new employees during a hiring freeze if the position being filled is essential. So, try not to get discouraged. There are still jobs out there. Now, you just need to know where to look for them.
1. Amazon (e-commerce)
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news, you probably know by now that Amazon is looking to hire around 100,000 full-time and part-time positions in their fulfillment centers and delivery network. Due to the increase in demand from users, they’ve been able to hire more employees during this time.
2. CVS (pharmaceuticals)
To assist their current employees, CVS is trying to hire around 50,000 full-time, part-time, and even temporary employees. These positions vary from distribution center workers and delivery drivers to store associates customer service representatives.
3. Walmart (retail)
Walmart is one of the largest grocery store and retail suppliers, so it should come as no surprise that the company is looking to hire as it takes on an influx of customers trying to bulk up on supplies. According to Walmart’s site, it is working to expedite its hiring process and aims to bring in around 150,000 workers full-time, part-time, and temporary across its distribution and fulfillment centers.
4. 7-Eleven (retail)
As one of the nation’s largest convenience store chains, 7-Eleven is also experiencing a boost in sales, which means more work for its employees. To help keep up with the growing demand, the company is looking to hire around 20,000 people to help stock shelves, clean stores, and even deliver products.
5. Food Delivery Services (foodservice)
As most people continue to practice social distaning and stay home, food delivery services including companies like Instacart, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Shipt are hiring to keep up with the growing demand. This growth isn’t exclusive to delivery apps either, companies including Dominos, Pizza Hut, and more are also looking for delivery drivers to help.
6. GE Healthcare (manufacturing)
Unfortunately, ventilators are in such high demand that manufacturers can’t keep up. To help meet this growing need, GE Healthcare is hiring workers to help produce more essential healthcare products.
7. FedEx and UPS (transportation and warehousing)
Online shopping has taken over with quarantine still in full effect. To help meet the demand and ensure packages are arriving on time, companies such as FedEx and UPS are looking to hire permanent part-time employees to help.
Though the companies listed are some of the major players in the hiring process right now, there are plenty more companies across the country still looking to fill positions. To help you navigate through all of these jobs, Candor has created a LIVE feed of companies that are hiring or placing their process on hold all based on user generated feedback. You can check out this growing list here. Despite how unfortunate the job market is right now, all hope isn’t lost just yet. In fact, it is a great time to use to help improve your own marketability by developing your resumes and cover letters as you search for your next position. Here at BrandResumes, we’re more than happy to help with that.