As workers across the globe face layoffs and furloughs, a few sectors, like those in the food industry, need to hire as demand for their services surges.
Grocer Stop & Shop, for example, will hire at least 5,000 new associates for regular part-time positions in its stores, distribution centers and delivery operations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Stop & Shop will also be working closely with its partners at the United Food & Commercial Workers and with local businesses that have been forced to lay off or furlough staff to identify potential candidates for opportunities across all shifts and all positions.
Convenience store operator Sheetz has more than 1,300 openings for those looking for full-time or part-time jobs. The company announced Thursday that it’s giving a pay bump of $3 per hour to its approximately 17,000 employees from March 13 to April 23.
Many home products also remain a necessity. Lowe’s will be hiring 30,000 positions that will be a mix of full-time, part-time, overnight and seasonal roles. The jobs are available for displaced workers and those who are seeking short-term opportunities. The home improvement retailer is also offering special one-time bonuses of $300 for full-time workers and $150 for part-time workers.