Who’s hiring during a pandemic? Here’s a list of job opportunities

Grocery stores hiring during pandemic

CHARLOTTE — While the country continues to practice social distancing and self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking for workers to help restock empty shelves and deliver orders to home-bound customers.

Amazon recently made headlines when the company announced it is looking to hire 100,000 workers for warehouse and delivery positions.

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We will be continuing to hire for our stores to be able to support our local communities and the workforce that has had to suffer due to this virus. We currently have 46 stores in and around the Charlotte area and are still calling and scheduling interviews Monday through Friday.

We also just launched “Curbside” Delivery. Customers can now select to have their order that was placed through the QuikTrip Mobil App, brought out to them instead of having to go inside a store.

Mooresville-based Lowe’s is actively hiring for 30,000 positions in-stores across the U.S. to support our communities. We have full-time, part-time, seasonal and overnight roles available for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities. We’re also hiring at our distribution centers and other supply chain facilities.

Harris Teeter is hiring thousands of workers and giving bonuses to its hourly employees amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Matthews-based grocery chain said it is hiring more than 5,000 associates at stores and distribution centers for full- and part-time work. As the high demand for essential food and household products continues, the company plans to hire more staff to meet the needs of shoppers and communities.

The company is giving hourly associates in its retail, distribution center, manufacturing and corporate offices a one-time bonus of $300 for full-time workers and $150 for part-time workers.

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Aldi announced this month it is hiring at all stores and warehouses, including it’s Charlotte location.

To help meet the surging needs of customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Lidl US announced it will hire up to 1,000 temporary employees across its store network and distribution centers for a minimum of two months.

Sheetz, a major restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, has announced a $3/hour increase for its approximately 17,000 store workers. The current increase will be active from March 13 to April 23 but duration will be re-evaluated as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve.

Sheetz also has over 1,300 active job openings for anyone who is looking for a job.

In response to strong demand in stores, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May, including more than 5,800 associates across North Carolina, to work in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

This morning, the company released more details on what that means for those interested in working in the company’s Supply Chain. Highlights includes:

  • A temporary $2/hour pay increase for all hourly associates working in its e-commerce fulfillment centers, from now through Memorial Day.
  • Offering a $250 referral bonus to fulfillment center associates who refer a new hire. The newly hired associate also receives a $250 referral bonus.
  • Expedited hiring – a person can apply online, get hired and being working in a fulfillment center or distribution center in as little as 24 hours. The company is offering full-time, part-time and temporary roles.

Apply by visiting Walmartcareers.com or text ‘jobs’ to 240240 to get started. They may apply today and start today.

As the heightened demand for household essentials offered by Dollar General stores continues across the country amid COVID-19 concerns, the company plans to nearly double its normal hiring rate and add up to 50,000 employees by the end of April as it continues to diligently work to support customers’ needs.

While Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary, the company has a strong track record of career growth and anticipates providing long-term career growth opportunities to some of these new employees.

Dollar Tree, Inc., North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, plans to hire 25,000 full- and part-time associates at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores and distribution centers across the U.S.

“During this unprecedented time, our Company is seeking 25,000 motivated individuals to support our stores and distribution centers as we provide essential products at great values to the communities we serve,” stated Betty Click, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Whether you are home unexpectedly or are just starting your career, we have a broad range of positions to fit your needs and availability.”

The open positions include full- and part-time managers at the company’s more than 15,000 store locations, along with flexible part-time shifts for cashiers and stockers. Positions in the company’s 24 distribution centers include order fillers, equipment operators, and warehouse associates.

Publix has announced it intends to hire thousands of new employees across its seven-state footprint in order to meet the demand driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Open positions at Publix, which this year ranked No. 7 on Fortune’s list of Best Big Companies to Work For, include customer service roles at Publix stores as well as jobs at Publix’s nine distribution centers.

Bi-Lo is hiring, according to parent company Southeastern Grocers. Apply here.

Offering opportunity to those currently unemployed amid mandated shutdowns due to COVID-19, hundreds of jobs are now available at the popular Detroit-style pizza company nationwide.

Looking for service professionals looking for work, Jet’s Pizza, known for its Detroit-style pizza, currently has delivery employment opportunities available at each of its 386 locations in 20 states nationwide. Opportunities are available for restaurant and bar workers, teachers and other individuals who are faced with unemployment amid layoffs in the current climate. On average, delivery drivers can make between $13 - $16 per hour, based on tips and mileage.

We are currently actively hiring at our 1.2 million-square-foot facility in Lincolnton, North Carolina. We are working to continue to support our local community.

If interested, apply here.

Metrolina Greenhouses plans to hire over 250 seasonal workers during the months of March and April at our Huntersville, NC and York, SC locations. We offer a unique and wholesome work environment, stable hours, competitive wages and the opportunity to start immediately with no waiting period. Experience is not necessary; all new hires receive on the job training.

During these unprecedented times, Metrolina Greenhouses has taken extra measures to ensure the safety of our work environment by strictly adhering to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Many of our jobs meet the CDC standards for social distancing, so new hires can look forward to a healthy, stable work environment.

We are also doing our part to support our employees and the local economy by implementing flexible work arrangements and relaxed attendance policies, so our employees can continue to support their families and meet their obligations.

We are now hiring full and part-time production, shipping, assistant growers and general greenhouse workers on a seasonal basis at both locations with opportunities to move into year-round positions with excellent benefits.

Go-Forth Pest Control is a local company hiring for a variety of roles, including front-line field employees who are performing the actual services, as well as administrative and customer support teams who work in the office or, during the pandemic, from home.

Positions range from structural pest specialist, customer service representative, account manager and sales people.