Major corporations from Amazon to UPS have announced hiring sprees in recent weeks – a welcome sign for the job market and the broader economy.
America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring.
However, with the holiday season fast approaching, companies are trying to staff up in an effort to meet the demand for orders.
However, flu season is also approaching, forcing health care companies to staff up in order to handle the surge of consumers looking to get inoculated against the flu or the coronavirus.
Here are the companies currently hiring:
Amazon announced last week that it is planning to hire 125,000 additional employees nationwide as the industry preps for another holiday season. As an incentive, Amazon touted that its offering sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 in select locations for the new fulfillment and transportation roles.
Earlier this month, Amazon also announced it is seeking to fill 40,000 corporate and technology jobs.
CVS is looking to fill 25,000 clinical and retail positions as flu season approaches and customer demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing remains high.
According to the pharmacy retailer, the majority of the available positions are for full-time, part-time and temporary licensed pharmacists, trained pharmacy technicians and nurses at CVS Pharmacy store locations. CVS is also looking to beef up its workforce of retail store associates.
Kroger is looking to fill 20,000 positions across the nation.
The nation's largest grocery chain is hosting a hybrid hiring event on Oct. 13 where it will try and fill retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and health care roles.
Pizza Hut is looking to fill 40,000 positions at its corporate and franchised restaurants across the country by the end of the year.
The company is offering positions at "multiple levels," with the majority of open jobs geared toward cook and driver roles due to increased demand with its contactless delivery and pickup services.
Target is looking to hire 100,000 seasonal workers at its stores nationwide "to supplement its current team." The company is also providing current employees over 5 million more hours for the holiday season.
UPS said it's planning to hire 100,000 seasonal employees as it prepares for another "record peak holiday season."
The shipping and delivery company is primarily looking for full- and part-time package handlers, drivers, driver helpers and personal vehicle drivers to handle the "annual increase in package volume."
Nordstrom says it will hire more than 28,000 employees across its supply chain, store and care teams in the U.S. and Canada. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack store hires will be eligible for up to $650 in incentive pay, while supply chain hires are eligible for up to $2500.
The company will hold hiring events on Oct. 22 and 29 for Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack store candidates and Oct. 16 and 28 for supply chain candidates.
Walmart is looking to hire approximately 150,000 new U.S. store associates, "most of them permanent, full-time positions across the country," according to Walmart Chief People Officer Julie Murphy.
The Associated Press and FOX Business' Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report.
This story was originally published on Sept. 22, 2021