8 industries that are hiring across the US right now

Christina Omlor

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down non-essential services and hit those working in the travel and hospitality sectors the hardest with mass lay-offs and furloughs. That said, it hasn’t all been bad news for those in search of work, as the pandemic is placing increased demand on lots of industries like healthcare, grocery stores, online learning companies and delivery services. So, if you’ve been laid off, or furloughed or you’re worried that either could happen to you, why not take a look at these industries that are hiring right now and apply for a full-or part-time job to get through the next few months.

Which industries are in demand right now?

The Supermarket and Grocery Industry

The retailers that are open, like supermarkets and hardware stores, are in need of more and more staff to deal with long lines. They also need new employees to replace those who can’t or won’t work due to concern for their own health during the pandemic.

7-Eleven, announced last week that it was adding 20,000 jobs to meet increased demand at its convenience stores. Major chains such as Kroger, Meijer, and Safeway are hiring in-store shelf stockers and delivery staff along with regional chains such as Raley’s too. Grocery delivery service Instacart announced plans to bring on an additional 300,000 full-service shoppers over the next three months.

Grocery stores are hiring for these jobs:

The Fast-Food Industry

The fast food chains that are open are in need of more and more staff to keep deliveries going out to everyone stuck at home. Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa Johns have all announced they are hiring drivers as the demand for delivery rises.

Fast Food chains are hiring for these jobs: 

The Shipping and Delivery Industry

Because the majority of people have been asked to stay at home, the demand for deliveries has gone through the roof, leaving shipping and delivery companies in need of drivers, warehouse managers and logistics managers. 

Amazon plans to hire a whopping 100,000 full and part-time positions across the U.S. in fulfillment centers and delivery networks. They will increase pay by $2/hour for employees and partners who are in fulfillment centers, transportation operations, stores or those making deliveries. 

The Shipping and Delivery industry is hiring for these jobs:

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The E-Learning Industry

Thanks to the COVID-19 shutdown, school’s across the country are now out ‘til Spring Break. This means that families across the country are in need of home school resources and online schools. Outschool is hiring thousands of teachers to meet demand.

Online learning companies are hiring for these jobs: 

  • Teachers (for all age groups)
  • Online educators 
  • E-learning developers

The Remote Meeting and Communication Industry

Since so many people are now working from home and talking to loved ones and colleagues online, it’s no wonder that Zoom is hiring, along with Slack and Microsoft Teams.

Jobs needed the most are:

The Healthcare Industry

The demand for healthcare workers continues to climb as the coronavirus affects more and more people. This means that whether you’re an epidemiologist, virologist, registered nurse, or a call center or front-desk worker you’re sure to find a job right now. Mercy Health is hiring across the board, and so is US Oncology

The Pharmacy Industry

To ensure that everyone still has access to the drugs and healthcare essentials they need, pharmacies are now hiring a lot of staff too. CVS Health announced Monday that it plans to “immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country.” Walgreens announced similar measures and is looking to hire approximately 9,500 roles in stores across the U.S.

Pharmacies are hiring: 

The Defence Industry

As of Sunday morning, more than 14,830 Air and Army National Guard professionals are supporting the COVID-19 crisis response, that’s an increase of 200 Guard troops since last Sunday and they’re still hiring. 

The National Guard is hiring: 



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