Need a Job During the Pandemic? These Companies Are Hiring Now
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, its impact has become more and more far-reaching. While cities, counties and states (and even entire countries) are mandating that folks stay home, small businesses and companies in "nonessential" industries have been forced to furlough and lay off employees. In some cases, these entities have closed altogether. Undoubtedly, for many Americans, job insecurity augments so many other concerns: Anxiety over having health insurance and being able to afford rent, bills and groceries swells.
If you were looking to change fields ahead of the pandemic, now might be a great time to skill up: Enroll in an online class, learn how to code or find a certificate program. If you can afford to turn your time at home into an educational opportunity, these skills could shape your future, post-pandemic career. Of course, not all folks have the means to wait out the next few months without a full-time job. Although looking at a job board may seem strange right now, it’s clear that some industries, which perform "essential services," need helping (and well-washed) hands now more than ever.
Grocery Stores & Pharmacies: Across the country, cities and towns are taking drastically different measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, even areas that are mandating shelter-in-place directives, such as the entire state of California, still rely on essential services and industries. At the top of that list of essential services? Grocery stores and pharmacies.
Roles for Those Who Prefer a Virtual Workspace
Online Learning Companies: As mentioned, over 30 million children are out of school several months early. While some private or well-endowed schools are turning to online learning, others are unable to institute mandatory online learning as a continuation of the school year. Nonetheless, some parents may want their kids to pick up classes outside of a school program. To meet these demands, companies like Outschool are hiring thousands of teachers. Moreover, folks who are looking to use their bevy of new at-home time may be looking to skill up: If you can teach something like Photoshop or coding remotely, now might be a great time to dust off that professor hat.