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Need A Job Right Now? These Companies Are Hiring!

Last updated March 1, 2021

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work. You, or someone you know, may have had their hours cut at work due to the virus, or worse, lost their job and are now unemployed. 

However, not every company or industry is experiencing employment slowdowns and cutbacks. In fact, many companies in the retail and foodservice sectors are looking to hire great people like you! Need a job right now? Below are several national employers who are looking to hire quickly. Check out their websites to apply for jobs in your area. 

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Albertsons owns Safeway and 20 other grocery store companies,are immediately hiring 30,000 employees. Positions include, customer service, deli, bakery, fuel station attendees, delivery drivers, and front-end team (stockers and cashiers).

What you should know before applying:

    • Two weeks paid sick leave for employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are told to self-quarantine by their health care provider. If you are sick longer than two weeks, you can file for short-term disability.


Amazon is hiring over 100,000 people in their shopping, warehouse, and delivery driver departments. You can earn $17 an hour and start working as soon as 7 days.No resume or previous work experience is required, but must be 18 years or older to apply for any of the positions.

What you should know before applying:

    • Currently, Amazon does NOT provide paid sick leave for their hourly employees. So if you get sick, you will not be paid for your time off.


Chewy needs to hire 10,000 people to support increased customer demand.

What you should know before applying:

    • Most opportunities are based on the east coast
    • Requires a high school diploma in order to apply
    • Must be able to pass a background check


Instacart is hiring 300,000 workers to help meet their grocery delivery demands. Must be 18 years or older.

What you should know before applying:

    • Instacart will provide paid sick leave to workers (employees) who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or are required to self quarantine.
    • You must have a vehicle and driver’s license to be a full-service shopper, since you are shopping AND delivering groceries to customers. These positions are independent contractor positions, and you will NOT qualify for benefits.
    • Don’t have a car? Apply for an ‘in-store shopper’ position instead. These positions part-time and you are Instacart employees so you will qualify for benefits.


Kroger owns 29 different brands of grocery stores across 42 states, is hiring for in-store and distribution/warehouse workers.

What you should know before applying:

    • Kroger, and all the companies they own, are offering full sick pay to any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 (up to two-weeks). Your symptoms must be verified by an accredited health care professional in order to qualify.


McDonalds is hiring about 260,000 people during the summer

What you should know before applying:

    • 14 days paid sick leave if you contract COVID-19 or need to isolate due to the virus. This is only applicable if you work at the company’s corporate-owned stores, so if you work at a franchisee location, you do not qualify.
    • After just 90 days on the job at 15 hours a week, restaurant employees can earn a high school diploma and receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance.
    • Access free education and career advising services and the opportunity to learn English as a second language

Office Depot

Office Depot needs to hire thousands of people for back to school seasonal positions.

What you should know before applying:

    • These are temporary roles
    • No paid sick leave if you contract COVID-19
    • As of July 20, 2020 all customers are required to wear a face covering for added protection of employees.


Securitas needs to fill 10,000 security officer positions.

What you should know before applying:

    • No paid time off due to COVID-19
    • Securitas provides training for you to obtain your guard card
    • Scholarships and tuition assistance available for employees


Shipt is hiring thousands of shoppers across the nation

What you should know before applying:

    • No paid time off if you contract COVID-19
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must have a valid U.S. driver's license and auto insurance
    • A reliable vehicle, 1997 or newer
    • Knowledge of produce sections
    • ability to lift 40 pounds
    • iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android (5.1 or newer) smartphone


While many retails have scaled back on their hiring Target is looking to hire for in-store, customer service, and distribution/warehouse positions.

What you should know before applying:

  • Most positions are for 18 years of age and older
  • If you need to quarantine due to COVID-19, you will receive 14 paid days (quarantine pay) or confirmed illness pay if you contracted the virus.
  • Free access to health care via virtual doctor visits for all team members through the end of 2020 (even part-time and temporary employees)
  • Free access to mental health, emotional and physical health resources.


TTEC is hiring for 10,000 work from home roles such as customer service and sales representatives

What you should know before applying:

    • Most positions required a high school diploma or equivalent


Walgreens is looking to fill 9,500 full-time and part-time roles across the country, mainly for the following positions: customer service associates (CSAs), pharmacy technicians, and shift leads.

What you should know before applying:

    • Up to two-weeks paid sick leave for employees who contract a confirmed case of COVID-19


Walmart is hiring more than 150,000 people across the nation through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, and distribution and fulfillment centers. The hiring process is fast - you will find out that you are hired within 24 hours!

What you should know before applying:

    • Walmart offers paid sick leave for their associates who become ill or quarantined due to the virus (up to two weeks).
    • Emotional well-being support: All employees receive three counseling sessions at no cost and unlimited tele counseling
    • Face coverings are required for all shoppers for added protection.

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