These Brands are Hiring During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

As the virus continues to impact the industry, we’ve compiled a running list of the major players who have open positions.

We know this is in an incredibly difficult time for the restaurant industry. If you have been impacted by any service industry closures due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we will be compiling a running list of major industry job opportunities as they are announced. See below for a list of organizations that are currently hiring, and be sure to check back as we update the list in the coming days and weeks.

Papa John’s PizzaPapa John’s Pizza CEO Rob Lynch announced that the pizza chain is hiring for both delivery driver and in-store team member positions, as well as implementing contactless delivery, according to CNBC. (Published March 19, 2020)

Domino’s PizzaDomino’s has announced that it expects to hire 10,000 more workers for both full-time and part-time positions in response to the pandemic, according to Amelia Lucas at CNBC. (Published March 19, 2020)

Pizza HutPizza Hut plans to hire 30,000 workers, many of whom will be delivery drivers, according to The Motley Fool. (Published March 23, 2020)

Jet’s Pizza – Michigan-based chain Jet’s Pizza is currently hiring delivery drivers as Coronavirus leads to layoffs, according to CBS Chicago. (Published March 20, 2020)

Ace Hardware – Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available at Ace Hardware’s retail support centers and more than 4,300 locally owned stores across the U.S., according to HomeWorld Business. (Published April 3, 2020)

Ingles Markets – Asheville, N.C.-based supermarket chain Ingles is hiring 5,000 new employees due to the increased demand in light of the pandemic. The chain is also providing bonus payouts to employees who work during the crisis, according to Supermarket News. (Published April 2, 2020)

Sprouts Farmers MarketSprouts Farmers Market is hiring for 110 positions at its new location in Estero, Fla., according to Fox 4 News. (Published March 27, 2020)

Meijer – Midwest grocer Meijer is hiring more than 1,200 seasonal, part-time, and full-time employees, according to Yahoo Money. (Published March 26, 2020)

Stop & ShopStop & Shop, a Massachusetts-based grocery chain, is hiring least 5,000 new associates for regular part-time jobs in stores, distribution centers and delivery operations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, according to Supermarket News. (Published March 26, 2020)

Sheetz – Convenience store chain Sheetz is hiring 1,300 new employees and increasing the hourly salary by $3 for its 17,000 workers, according to ABC 11 News. (Published March 26, 2020)

ShopRiteShopRite grocery stores are hiring for warehouse, store staff, and online order fulfillment positions, as well as giving temporary raises to employees who work during the pandemic, according to The Journal. (Published March 25, 2020)

Harris TeeterHarris Teeter, a grocery chain with stores throughout the Southern Atlantic region of the United States, is hiring approximately 5,000 employees for full-time and part-time work in both stores and distribution centers, according to the Charlotte Observer. (Published March 25, 2020) 

Lowe’sLowe’s is hiring an additional 30,000 employees and giving $80 million in bonuses to full-time and part-time team members, according to USA Today. (Published March 25, 2020)

Giant Eagle – Grocery company Giant Eagle is now taking on individuals who have been laid off from other businesses that closed because of the pandemic. The company is also awarding $10 million in bonus pay during the pandemic, according to the Tribune-Democrat. (Published March 24, 2020)

DoorDash – DoorDash is just one of the third-party delivery companies that are hiring more employees as demand for home delivery increases dramatically, according to Fortune. (Published March 24, 2020)

GrubHubGrubHub is also in need of workers as demand continues to rise, according to the Baltimore Sun. (Published March 24, 2020)

CVS – The pharmacy chain is hiring 50,000 temporary workers and paying bonuses to those employees who work during the crisis, according to Fortune. (Published March 23, 2020)

InstacartInstacart is seeking to hire 300,000 shoppers to meet demand during the pandemic, according to Forbes. (Published March 23, 2020)

PepsiCo – The company announced it plans to hire 6,000 full-time, full-benefit workers in the coming months, according to Yahoo Finance. (Published March 23, 2020)

Trader Joe’s – Grocery giant Trader Joe’s is hiring for temporary seasonal crew members across the country, according to Spectrum News. (Published March 23, 2020)

WalgreensWalgreens plans to add 9,500 jobs and will also be paying bonuses to those who work during the crisis, according to USA Today. (Published March 23, 2020)

PublixPublix has announced it is hiring for thousands of associate positions at its stores and distribution centers, according to The Miami Herald. (Published March 20, 2020)

Save A Lot – This St. Louis-based discount grocery chain has launched a program to add more than 1,000 jobs as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, according to Supermarket News. (Published March 20, 2020)

7-Eleven -Convenience giant 7-Eleven is expected to add up to 20,000 jobs in light of the crisis, according to Greg Lindberg at CSP Magazine. (Published March 20, 2020)

Dollar TreeDollar Tree will be hiring approximately 25,000 employees, according to Marianne Wilson at Chain Store Age. (Published March 20, 2020)

Discount Drug MartDiscount Drug Mart is hiring at all 76 of its Ohio locations, according to (Published March 19, 2020)

WalmartWalmart will be hiring 150,000 employees and plans to implement parking lot virus testing, according to Bloomberg. (Published March 18, 2020)

Kroger – Grocery chain Kroger has hired 2,000 employees in response to Coronavirus and has another 10,000 job openings, according to CNBC. (Published March 17, 2020)

AmazonAmazon is hiring 100,000 workers due to increased demand, according to Forbes. (Published March 17, 2020)

H-E-B – The Texas-based grocery chain announced it is hiring short-term hourly positions across the state, according to Fox 7 Austin. (Published March 17, 2020)

Safeway/Albertson’s – This grocery chain is currently hiring for all positions, according to KGW8. (Published March 17, 2020)

CostcoCostco is in need of employees due to dramatically increased demand, according to Forbes. (Published March 16, 2020)

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