Looking for a job? These industries are still hiring during the coronavirus
The Collective Rising |
The coronavirus pandemic undeniably wreaked havoc on the economy. People are losing their jobs, companies are furloughing long term employees, and no one has an exact idea of when things will return to “normal,” and even when they do, whether their job as they know it will still exist.
While many companies have paused hiring of any kind completely, some industries are growing and are looking for support and new employees to assist with their efforts.
Shipping and delivery companies:
Marketplace shipping companies, such as Amazon are busier now more than ever. They are hiring, mostly for fulfillment and delivery positions. Additionally, delivery providers, such as UPS, are looking for additional support and drivers during this critical time when people all over the world are relying on online shopping to get them their basic necessities.
Online learning companies
Traditional school is canceled for over 30 million children. With online education taking its place, digital education companies are looking for teachers to help meet this critical new demand.
Grocery stores and food delivery services:
Grocery stores need help – they, along with pharmacies, are one of only a few essential businesses allowed to remain open during this unprecedented time. Grocery stores are looking for in-store shelf stockers, maintenance workers, and delivery staff. Additionally, food and grocery delivery services are busier than ever and are recruiting shoppers and delivery workers.
Video communication and remote working companies:
No one has a choice but to work from home these days. As a result, companies are investing in video chat software, task management, and quick communications tools to better enable their team members to connect and collaborate efficiently.
Since schools have declared that they won’t be reopening until the fall, many working parents have no choice but to hire childcare workers, such as nannies and tutors. If you have been practicing social-distancing and have been symptom-free for 2+ weeks, considering exploring these types of open opportunities.
For additional information on what companies are hiring during this time, check out these two articles published by Fast Company.
Remember, there is no shame in taking a paying job of any kind, especially during a pandemic. While the jobs available in the industries listed above may not be directly on the path to your dream job, don’t dismiss them entirely. Best case scenario, you may end up finding something you unexpectedly love, and in the worst case, you’ll be protecting yourself financially and generating income.