Walmart to hire 150,000 more amid Covid-19

26 Mars, 2020, 07:41 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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And that means a new hiring push at supermarkets such as Kroger and Albertsons, pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens, convenience and discount stores like Dollar General and 7-Eleven, and retail giants like Amazon and Walmart. Kieran Murphy, GE Healthcare's president and CEO, said the company also needs to increase its manufacturing capacity and output of CT scan machines, "ultrasound devices, mobile X-ray systems, patient monitors and ventilators", which are critical to diagnosing and treating Covid-19 patients. The chain said in a news release it's looking for temporary, part-time workers.

CVS says it plans to use virtual job fairs, virtual interviews and virtual job tryouts during its hiring process.

You can also call your local stores for more information on hiring.

Walmart announced Monday it is hiring 6,200 full-time, part-time and temporary positions across California - including the Inland Empire - to keep pace with consumer demand amid coronavirus. The company is also looking for people to fill roles at its supply chain centers in addition to management and assistant management positions.

In response to strong demand in stores, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates nationwide through the end of May. Both associates will be paid out after the new associate has been employed 90 days, according to the company.

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More than 100 Jacksonville jobs showed up in an Amazon job search on Google.

Numerous retailers and gig companies have expanded their paid leave for workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed on mandatory quarantines. In the USA, 42,400 people have been infected and 579 people have died. And workers say they can't afford to take unpaid time off, which is what's available for those who feel vulnerable or might have to care for family members. However, the law focuses on smaller businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

A Google search indicated there were there were more than 50 jobs open in Jacksonville at the time of this story's publication. Here are some of the companies looking to hire more workers. Publix is encouraging people who recently lost their jobs to apply.

Numerous jobs that are growing during the pandemic are hourly, with limited benefits and pay. So they serve as a reminder that in times of crisis, some of the lowest-paid jobs become essential.

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