(CNN/CBS46) — The U.S. hit a major milestone last week, and it wasn’t a good one — 14.7% of the workforce is unemployed, thanks in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. But while your day-job may not be operating, there are still some industries who need workers now.
Here’s where to look:
Companies like Instacart, Postmates and GrubHub have reported record-demand for grocery and food delivery. Instacart alone has hired or plans to hire more than 500,000 workers.
Pizza places and fast food restaurants are also posting positions. One Taco Bell even put “wanted” flyers in customer’s bags.
And let’s not forget about all that online shopping people have been doing from home. FedEx has over 850 positions it’s looking to hire.
Discount places like Dollar General and Dollar Tree have remained open during the pandemic, and they are still hiring. Pharmacies are another good place to look. CVS has reported sales have been through the roof.
With so many offices and buildings forced to close, demands for private security to watch over these places has gone up. One company, Securitas, is encouraging those who have been furloughed from other jobs to apply.
Whether you’ll need a new job for the long haul, or just until things start to move back to normal, there are plenty of options out there.