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

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.

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

But Amazon is not the only company looking for workers -- scroll below for a list of more.




The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host a job fair on July 27. The center is hiring full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. Areas include administrative, facilities management, food and beverage, guest services and retail. Click here for more information.


QuikTrip currently has 46 stores in and around the Charlotte area. Click here for more information on available positions.


Mooresville-based Lowe’s is actively hiring for 30,000 positions in stores across the U.S. to support communities. Lowe’s has full-time, part-time, seasonal and overnight roles available for displaced workers who are seeking short-term opportunities. Positions are also available at its 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.


Aldi announced this month it is hiring at all stores and warehouses, including its 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.

Apply by visiting Walmartcareers.com or text ‘jobs’ to 240240 to get started.


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.

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 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.


Currently hiring at its 1.2 million-square-foot facility in Lincolnton, North Carolina.

If interested, apply here.


Metrolina Greenhouses plans to hire over 250 seasonal workers during the months of March and April at its Huntersville, NC and York, SC locations. Metrolina Greenhouses offers 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 its work environment by strictly adhering to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Many jobs meet the CDC standards for social distancing, so new hires can look forward to a healthy, stable work environment.

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.

Click here to apply.

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