While many people are starting to panic as they are out of jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are also seeing many employers just as frantic to try and find employees due to increased demand.
Luckily for those people who are out of jobs amidst COVID-19, many grocers, department stores and food delivery businesses are hiring to keep up with the public’s demand for food and other essentials.
“They’re giving people a lot of seasonal work,” said Kait Krajnak, a bartender who has been laid off for the month.
Any nurses looking to get back in the field or perhaps looking for a career change? Heartland Skilled Nursing Facilities is hiring around 60 positions. Call 904-465-0438.
Walmart on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park is hiring for both permanent and temporary positions, according to an Instagram post. You can text "jobs" to 240240 to apply.
DoorDash has issued a statement saying restaurant employees get first priority in the hiring process at this time.
Firehouse Subs is also seeking employees to match the demand for food.
For those in dire need of cash, the Treasury Department has announced it hopes to issue direct payments to Americans to help stabilize the economy. If approved, the first round of checks would come in the mail April 6.
“Really it’s just trying to hold on for the next 30 to 60 days,” said Benjamin Seth, a manager at Casa Marina. “That’s what it is.”