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These Companies Are Hiring During the CCP Virus Crisis

Businesses shut down across America during the CCP virus pandemic, leading to millions of layoffs and furloughs.

The U.S. job market is attempting to emerge from its worst downturn in modern memory. But its not all doom and gloom on the employment front. There are still companies hiring amid the economic calamity as changing consumer habits compel employers in a wide variety of industries to stock up on talent.

Grocery and Retail

The Kroger Company

Kroger and its subsidiaries have been expanding, like other major grocery store chains during the pandemic. The second largest grocer in the United States is still looking to hire about 6,800 people from coast to coast to keep up with consumer demand.

Kroger says it has hired more than 100,000 workers since mid-March and has focused on recruiting workers laid off from restaurants, hotels, and food service distributors.

The company is still looking to fill roles in its e-commerce, manufacturing, and distribution center divisions.

Grocery store shelves in Kroger Co.'s Ralphs supermarket amid fears of the global growth of CCP virus cases, in L.A., Calif., U.S. on March 15, 2020.
Grocery store shelves are seen inside Krogers Ralphs supermarket amid fears of the global growth of CCP virus cases, in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 15, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Aldi

Aldis is looking to fill more than 4,000 job openings nationwide. Most of the positions are for full- and part-time sales associates as well as store management. On May 28, the company announced it was expanding its curbside grocery pickup service to about 600 stores after piloting the program in select markets.

Big Lots

The Columbus, Ohio-based retailer has more than 3,300 openings listed on its website, mostly for sales and management roles across the United States. Positions are also available in corporate accounting, logistics and distribution centers.

Big Lots sales have soared during the pandemic. President and CEO Bruce Thorn credited the companys recent success to its e-commerce business—which was up 45 percent in its first fiscal quarter that ended in the beginning of May—and keeping physical stores open during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

Harbor Freight Tools

The discount tool and equipment retailer has been opening new stores across the country, and it currently has more than 3,000 openings listed on its website. Most of the roles are in retail sales, but positions are also available in the companys distribution and corporate office divisions.

L Brands

The struggling parent company of Victorias Secret recently announced plans to focus its efforts on its Bath & Body Works division after years of failed efforts to revive its once-mighty lingerie chain.

The retail conglomerate currently lists about 660 openings, most of which are for sales and sales support positions at U.S. Bath & Body Works, according to its website.

Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret
Shoppers look at merchandise at a Victorias Secret store in Hialeah, Fla., on June 7, 2017. (Alan Diaz/AP Photo)

Dollar General

Dollar General has been on a hiring spree since March and says it is still looking to fill roles across business sectors, including its 16,500 nationwide stores, regional distribution centers, cold-storage facilities and its corporate offices in Tennessee, according to a spokesperson.

“Were hiring across all of those fronts right now,” the spokesperson said.

The variety store chain is one of several major retailers experiencing a surge in business during the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic thanks to consumers spending more on home essentials.

Food and Delivery Services

Buffalo Wild Wings

The sports bar chain wants to fill more than 6,100 job openings nationwide, including more than 400 roles in California, according to its website. Most of the roles are for hosts, servers, cooks, and managers.

Aramark

The nations largest food services company, which also offers facilities and uniform services, has about 1,500 career opportunities listed on its site right now. Aramark recently opened more than 100 pop-up grocery stores to serve frontline workers at healthcare facilities nationwide.

Doordash

The delivery company is looking to fill more than 200 roles, primarily in the United States. Its current career opportunities include positions in engineering, sales, marketing, public relations and fulfillment services.

Doordash recently moved up the launch date for its Convenience business line, partnership chains like 7-Eleven and Circle K that allows the company to deliver more grocery and home-essentials items.

Tech and Gaming

PayPal

Paypal logo
Paypal logo
Signage outside PayPal headquarters in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 30, 2016. (Jeff Chiu, File/AP Photo)

PayPal has seen a surge in demand for contact-free, digital payments amid the CCP virus pandemic.

The online payments software service provider and its subsidiaries are hiring more than 800 people to fill roles in software development, according to its website. Other vacancies include positions in data science, technical product management, information security, risk operations, and compliance investigations.

On May 19, PayPal launched its touch-free payment app feature, which allows customers to use a QR code to pay for products without exchanging cash or credit cards.

Epic Games

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