CHICAGO (CBS) — Amid news that nearly one in ten Americans are out of a job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one company is hiring more than 300 people to aid efforts to treat those infected.

Allied Universal, a Pennsylvania-based security company, is looking for security professionals to work at the McCormick Place convention center, which is being converted into a medical facility to treat the coming surge in COVID-19 patients.

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Pay ranges from $20-$25 per hour with 12-hour shifts, and will offer medical and dental coverage, as well as life insurance and 401(k) plans, among other benefits, an Allied Universal spokesperson said.

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Those interested can apply online at, and applicants can be offered a job withing 24 hours of applying, the spokesperson said.

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