LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – There are many businesses looking to hire people to fill high-demand jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Numerous businesses including Amazon, UPS, FedEx, CVS, 7-Eleven, La Bonita, Albertsons, Smith’s, Walmart and Dollar General are in need of employees.
Dollar General plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April.
CVS also plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary positions across the country. Positions will include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and member/customer service professionals. CVS will also pay bonuses to employees who are required to be at CVS facilities to assist patients and customers in this time of unprecedented need.
Amazon announced they will need to hire thousands of workers to handle all the deliveries for everyone staying at home. These jobs range from $15 to $17 an hour. Those who are interested in applying can learn more online.
Walmart says it plans to hire 500 truck drivers to meet demand from its e-commerce business.
The following companies are also urgently hiring:
- La Bonita
- Dollar General
- Hungry Howies
- Trader Joe’s
- Papa John’s
The hiring spree comes as many service industry workers are looking for new sources of income due to many businesses having to close to avoid the spread of COVID-19.