Companies that are hiring rapidly, amid Covid19 pandemic
Recovering from the recession 11 years earlier, the US has lost all the gains it has made on the employment growth front in a month. The job market in the US has declined sharply. The report released by the government also said that those who lost jobs in April, who have not sought new jobs, have not been included in the unemployment figures. Meanwhile, there are some companies that are hiring thousands of new employees to meet the growing demand.
In the US, the unemployment rate in April has reached 14.7 percent. This is the highest level of unemployment in the US after the Great Depression. 2.05 crore people were unemployed in the US during the month. This is a new record for job losses in a month. This shows how badly the corona virus has damaged America's economy.
Statistics show that the closure of business in the US has rendered people unemployed in almost all industries. Recovering from the recession 11 years earlier, the US has lost all the gains it has made on the employment growth front in a month. The job market in the US has declined sharply. The report released by the government also said that those who lost jobs in April, who have not sought new jobs, have not been included in the unemployment figures.
Meanwhile, there are some companies that are hiring thousands of new employees to meet the growing demand. Let's know about them-
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At the end of March, Peecha Hut outlined plans to hire 30,000 new employees. Pizza Hut's parent company Yum said the company had hired more than 10,000 people at the end of April. The company is still hiring for drivers, managers, cooks and other positions. People can apply on the company's website.
7-Eleven, the world's largest Convenience store chain, recently spoke of hiring over 20,000 employees. 7-Eleven (SVNDY) on its website said that some of the new recruits will fill their 7NOW app delivery positions to transport food, grocery, household, and health products to customers in about 400 cities.
On March 23, the Papa Johns (Pizza) website had talked about hiring 20,000 new team members. The company is looking for employees in positions such as shift lead and driver.
According to the FedEx website, 850 positions are vacant in the US. The company is hiring due to increased demand for delivery in lockdown. The company told an agency that most of the package handlers and delivery drivers are being appointed for the post.
Netflix has spoken of hiring 200 new employees globally, 100 of them in South California and Salt City Lake. The company needs employees in different fields like production, platform engineering, tech and management.
General Motors (GM) told a media agency that Kokomo is hiring temporary workers to manufacture medical ventilators in Indiana. The company needs 1100 employees for this. GM has agreed to produce 600 ventilators by the end of April and a total of 30,000 ventilators by the end of August.
Fidelity reported on Friday that it intends to add 2,000 full-time employees to its nationwide workforce. A spokesperson said the new roles include financial advisor, licensed representative, software engineer and customer service representative. The company first announced its latest recruitment efforts on 13 April.
According to the Dollar Tree (DLTR) company website, it wants to hire more than 25,000 new workers. The company needs employees for full and part-time roles at its stores.
While employers are thinking outside the box to fill positions fast, and those looking for jobs should be thinking outside the box too.