Despite coronavirus pandemic, companies still hiring

Amazon, tech companies and some chain restaurants are still hiring amid the coronavirus outbreak

Despite massive layoffs across the U.S. because of the coronavirus pandemic, some companies are still looking to bring on more employees.

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Tech companies, in particular, are still hiring. According to the Financial Times, 2,414 new jobs in California were posted on Tuesday, a day after a “shelter in place” order was put in the Bay Area.

The newspaper reported that Apple, Lyft, Uber, Adobe and Twitch posted new listings on Wednesday.

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AAPLAPPLE INC.437.99-0.67-0.15%
LYFTLYFT INC.30.77+0.27+0.87%
UBERUBER TECHNOLOGIES INC.33.01+0.33+1.01%
ADBEADOBE INC.451.90+4.98+1.11%

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However, it isn’t just tech companies that have openings.

In a press release on Thursday, pizza franchise Jet’s Pizza said the company’s 386 locations are looking for delivery drivers, who can make between $13 and $16 an hour.

“Opportunities are available for restaurant and bar workers, teachers and other individuals who are faced with unemployment amid layoffs in the current climate,” the release said.

There are Jet’s Pizza locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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In Chicago, about 100 Domino’s locations are also looking for part-time and full-time employees to fill about 1,000 roles as delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers, the company said in a release.

The hiring was spurred by an increase in demand for delivery, according to the release.

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"While many local, state, and federal rules are closing dine-in restaurants, the opportunity to feed our neighbors through delivery and carryout continues," Reece Arroyave, a Chicago-area Domino's franchise owner, said in a statement.  "We want to make sure we're not only providing food to people, but also delivering opportunity to those who are looking for work."

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DPZDOMINOS PIZZA INC392.38+0.52+0.13%
YUMYUM! BRANDS91.24-0.58-0.63%

Pizza Hut -- owned by Yum! Brands -- also appeared to be looking to fill more than 5,000 jobs across the country on Thursday evening, according to its website.

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Of course, there are plenty of grocery stores that are hiring as well, Forbes reported.

According to the financial website, Kroger, Costco, Safeway, Albertsons and H-E-B are among the grocery chains looking for more employees in specific locations across the U.S. as fears about the coronavirus lead people to panic-buy groceries.

Target also has 9,000 job listings across the country, CBSDFW.com reported.

The news station also reported that people can still apply for a temporary job with the U.S. Census Bureau.

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KRKROGER35.12-0.27-0.76%
COSTCOSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION338.60-1.19-0.35%
TGTTARGET CORP.129.00-1.45-1.11%
AMZNAMAZON.COM INC.3,192.30+53.48+1.70%

On Monday, Amazon announced it would hire 100,000 employees to help with its delivery operations and that it would increase wages by $2 an hour in the U.S.

The e-commerce giant said it will hire for part-time and full-time roles in its fulfillment centers and delivery network through the United States in order to meet a “surge in demand,” as more Americans rely on online shopping amid the spread of COVID-19.

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