(CBS) — The COVID-19 outbreak is sparking a hiring spree for more than half a million jobs at the nation’s biggest retailers. Some are hiring fast to meet demand.
At least 700,000 jobs are open at the moment, according to a CBS MoneyWatch tally of big businesses.READ MORE: Feds Seize 65,000 Counterfeit N95 Masks At O'Hare International Airport
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE — The Postal service is hiring mail carriers. Average starting pay is more than $21 per hour.
7-ELEVEN — Nationally the store chain is planning on adding an additional 20,000 workers to keep up with demand. Jobs include delivery people for the new 7NOW delivery app.
ALDI — Looking to fill 5,000 temporary positions and taking on 4,000 new permanent workers for stores and distribution centers.
AMAZON — Nationally hiring 100,000 new roles in fulfillment centers and in its delivery network. The company is also increasing hourly pay for United States workers by $2/hour.
COSTCO — has opened up a seasonal hiring period to help with the increase in demand.
CVS — plans to immediately fill 50,000 jobs across the U.S. company needs more store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees, and customer service professionals.
DIGBY’S DETECTIVE & SECURITY AGENCY INC. — During the COVID19 pandemic, Digby’s continues to hire armed and unarmed security officers to service contracts throughout the Chicago area for city, corporate, government, faith-based and residential facilities.
DOLLAR GENERAL — The low-cost retailer plans to double its typical hiring rate and hire 50.000 workers by the end of April.
PEPSICO — The company said it will hire 6,000 full-time, full benefit workers across the U.S. in the coming months.READ MORE: Illinois Surpasses 3 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations; More Than 1 Million Residents Fully Vaccinated
PIZZA HUT — Hiring for more than 30,000 jobs nationwide. Available jobs include drivers, cooks, shift leaders, restaurant managers and call center workers.
POSTMATES — With the increase in delivery service they are in need of “fleet members” to deliver groceries, takeout and more.
TARGET — 9,000 jobs are currently listed nationally.
Allied Universal Security — Allied Universal is hiring more than 300 workers to serve at the McCormick Place field hospital currently being set up to treat the expected surge in COVID-19 cases. Positions pay as much as $25 per hour and include medical and dental benefits. Apply here.
Blue Apron — the food-kit delivery company is hiring more workers — including those recently laid off by restaurants — to meet the increased demand for its services. The Blue Apron hiring site can be found here.
Walgreens — “As we deal with significant demands on our stores and pharmacies during this time, we’re looking to fill roughly 9,500 existing full- and part-time roles in stores across the U.S., primarily in these positions:
•Customer service associates (CSAs)
Candidates can visit jobs.walgreens.com to search for openings in their area.
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RJW Logistics Group recently opened a new facility and currently has 50 openings. RJW provides retail logistics and transportation services for consumer packaged goods companies.