Walmart, 7-Eleven, Dominos & More Are Hiring Displaced Workers
There are quite a few companies that are now offering help to those who have been displaced from their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak.
One of the large store chains that announced that they are looking to hire is Walmart who is looking to fill 150,000 temporary positions due to the high volume of shoppers.
"We know millions of Americans who are usually employed at this time are temporarily out of work, and at the same time we're currently seeing strong demand in our stores," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart. "We're looking for people who see Walmart as a chance to earn some extra money and perform a vital service to their community."
Walmart takes it a step further by explaining that most of these positions may start out being temporary but could definitely transform into permanent jobs.
"These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time," Walmart said in a press release. "We've reached out to industry groups representing restaurants and hospitality to facilitate temporary roles that can be a bridge for their employees during this difficult time."
The application process usually takes approximately two weeks but because of the extreme circumstances, it is being expedited to only 24 hours.
Walmart is going the extra mile and announced they will be handing out cash bonuses: $300 to full-time workers and $150 to part time workers.
Here are the other store chains looking to fill positions:
Dollar Tree also announced that are looking to hire 25,000 full-time and part-time workers. Positions available include cashiers and shelf stockers.
7-Eleven is looking to bring on 20,000 new employees to meet the "increased demand" that a lot of retail locations are experiencing right now. More specifically, 7-Eleven is expecting a "surge in mobile orders" because of their mobile app.
Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions to keep up with the surge in online shopping.
Dominos is looking to hire 10,000 workers because people are heavily relying on takeout or delivery.
Okay, that was a lot. Take a deep breathe and just rememmber that we have your back throughout this whole thing.
And at the very least, now you have a few options if you are in need of a job. Take a look at what these companies have to offer and apply!
Take a look at the original article at CNN.com.