It’s easy to look at the unemployment numbers and joblessness numbers and immediately get overwhelmed. It’s also disheartening to see small businesses that were once thriving shut down or shutter for the foreseeable future.
While the economy may seem dismal and your future employment may be uncertain, there is some good news. There are businesses that, due to the change in the way our country is conducting business, are hiring. Let’s take a look at those industries and see where your skills and experience may fit in.
Shipping & Delivery Companies
You have probably noticed an increase in online ordering and a stronger reliance on home deliveries during these very unsettling times. The shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines have made home delivery and shipping critical businesses that will get us through this global health crisis.
Some of the companies that are hiring are delivery companies including the United States Postal Service, Amazon, and other local small businesses reliant on delivery for their goods and services. Amazon, in particular, is set to hire 100,000 new delivery and package fulfillment positions.
The pressure on grocery stores has never been higher at any other time in our country’s history. Major chains such as Kroger, Meijer, and Safeway are hiring in-store shelf stockers and delivery staff. Local grocers such as Shaws, Market Basket, and Stop & Shop are also looking for personal shoppers, baggers/register workers, and overnight stockers. Instacart and other delivery companies are also on the list of companies hiring to get groceries to some of our country’s most vulnerable.
Remote Learning Specialists
With 30 million students out of school and learning from home, the demand is great for positions in the online learning field. Tutoring companies, online teacher services, and academic apps monitors are hiring talented and certified personnel that can work with students and school systems that are in desperate need of assistance. If you are experienced in working with students in any subject area, reach out to your local school system about helping students who need further assistance with remote learning.
Remote Communications and Meetings Specialists
Google Meet, Zoom, and online video teleconferencing apps are in great need right now. These companies are looking for help in maintaining the servers, apps, and solving technical glitches due to the huge demand. If you have technological know-how, reach out to these companies to see if they have remote positions open.