May 13, 2020

In This Brutal Job Market, You Must Be Strategic, Realistic And Forward Thinking About Your Career

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We’re entering a brutal job market, where you just can’t take anything for granted. You must be very strategic, realistic and forward thinking when it comes to your career.

You’ve probably seen lists like the one below all over the internet. Understandably, they’re made in good faith and with the best of intentions. The authors are trying their best to share some good news. We all need to read positive things. It’s uplifting to learn that companies are still hiring during this awful time when we’ve had over 30 million people lose their jobs since mid-March and the unemployment rate skyrocketed to around 14%.

Here’s who’s hiring right now

  • Instacart says it’s looking to hire 300,000 contract workers over the next three months.
  • Amazon says it’s looking to hire 175,000 new workers for its fulfillment centers and delivery network.
  • Albertsons is hiring 50,000 people for open roles.
  • CVS Health is hiring 50,000 employees to serve in various capacities across its business.
  • Walmart is hiring 50,000 workers for its distribution and fulfillment centers.
  • Dollar General says it’s looking to add 50,000 employees by the end of April.
  • FedEx is hiring 35,000 people for essential roles.
  • Allied Universal is hiring more than 30,000 people for open positions.
  • Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 permanent employees to serve as drivers, shift leaders, cooks and managers.
  • Ace Hardware is hiring 30,000 people to work in its stores nationwide.
  • Lowe’s is hiring 30,000 employees to meet the demand created by the coronavirus.
  • Dollar Tree, which is also the parent company of Family Dollar, is hiring 25,000 workers for its stores and distribution centers.
  • Walgreens is hiring 25,000 employees for permanent and temporary roles.
  • Papa John’s is hiring 20,000 workers to meet demand.
  • 7-Eleven is hiring up to 20,000 employees due to increased demand.
  • Kroger is looking to hire an additional 20,000 workers across the U.S.

By Jack Kelly

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