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Chicago Job Opportunities During COVID-19

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

As unemployment soars across the country, many are left without a job opportunity. With COVID-19, there are so many unknown aspects of our future job market. Because of this, we compiled a list of resources of places that are hiring as the job market continues to change amid the increased demand for workers within necessary businesses. 

For an opportunity to apply to these positions, click the links provided below and apply to a location near you to follow up with the local representatives. 

Broadway Financial Services: Start your application for a position to be a loan officer, Apply Here

CVS: On March 23, CVS announced that it plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles in locations around the United States. The company says it will use virtual job fairs and interviews to hire store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and customer service representatives. Apply Here.

7-Eleven: In a new release, 7-Eleven will be hiring 20,000 new employees around the country with increased demand. You can apply online by following this link to a job available near you. 

Aldi: Aldi across the city of Chicago is hiring seasonal employees to help with the increased demand during COVID and is taking the necessary steps to ensure their workers are protected as well. Find a Job Near You

Dollar General: In a news release, Dollar General said it plans to double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 new employees nationwide by the end of April. While Dollar General said it anticipates many of these roles will be temporary, managers hope to provide long-term opportunities to some of the new hires. Find out more here

Lowe's: The company 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. 

Amazon: Amazon is hiring 100,000 people across the U.S. to fulfill orders. The online retailer said it will also temporarily raise pay by $2 an hour through the end of April for hourly employees. That includes workers at its warehouses, delivery centers and Whole Foods grocery stores, all of whom make at least $15 an hour. Apply Here.

Walmart: The nation's largest retailer said it plans to hire 150,000 U.S. hourly workers for its stores and distribution centers through the end of May as online orders surge with households stocking up. The jobs are temporary, but many will become permanent, said spokesman Dan Bartlett. He said that the company is reaching out to industry groups in the restaurant and hospitality industry, both of which are getting slammed by lockdowns and travel bans.

Domino's: Domino's Pizza said it is hiring about 10,000 workers in the U.S. to meet rising demand for delivery and carryout. Domino's put out the call for delivery drivers, pizza makers, managers and truck drivers. Domino's U.S. stores remain open for carryout and it is also offering contactless delivery. 

Instacart: The grocery delivery service is looking to add 300,000 gig workers to its platform over the next three months, more than doubling the number of people it has picking and delivering groceries for customers. 

For more information, see more job openings here.

ABC7 Chicago & The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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