With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, many individuals in Connecticut have been forced into unemployment as some businesses have been deemed non-essential by Gov. Ned Lamont.

However, numerous stores throughout the state such as Walmart and Dollar General, are facing an unprecedented demand in terms of supplies and workers, which have caused many to look for help in the midst of a pandemic.

Additionally, there are other essential businesses that are looking for extra help in order to meet the demand of shoppers.

Here is a list of the companies hiring right now:


7-Eleven announced it would be hiring as many as 20,000 employees across approximately 400 stores to stock and clean. Apply here.


Aldi was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. They are now hiring for all stores and warehouses. Apply here.


At the end of March, Amazon opened 100,000 new full- and part-time positions across the U.S. in their fulfillment centers and delivery network to meet the surge in demand. About 80,000 of those roles have already been filled, CNBC reported April 2. But you can still apply here for the remaining available jobs. The company will be adding an additional $2 per hour in pay through the end of April on top of its current rate of $15/hour or more.


It’s no secret Costco has had an influx of business since panicked buyers started clearing the shelves. The warehouse club is looking to add hourly workers and is also offering work-from-home opportunities. Check their career site here to see all the jobs they’re hiring for.

CVS Health

CVS Announces Hiring Push, 50K New Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic CVS Health has announced it will be adding 50,000 new jobs to help the company meet demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

CVS Health says it will hold “the most ambitious hiring drive in the company’s history, with plans to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country.” Jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers, distribution center employees and customer service professionals. The company will hold virtual job fairs, interviews and job tryouts with “many roles” to be filled CVS Health clients like Hilton and Marriott that have had to furlough workers.

CVS Health also said that it will pay bonuses that range from $150 to $500 to those who must be on-site at CVS facilities to help customers. Search jobs here.

Dollar General

“For any individual whose job has been temporarily impacted by the effect of COVID-19, we currently have a number of full and part-time positions available across our stores, distribution centers and private fleet network,” a statement on their website read. Apply here for their up to 50,000 available positions through the end of April.

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are hiring more than 25,000 full- and part-time employees in stores and distribution centers across the U.S. Apply here for Dollar Tree opening and here for Family Dollar positions.


The pizza chain is looking to immediately fill positions for “delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers and assistant managers.”

“Our corporate and franchise stores want to make sure they’re not only feeding people, but also providing opportunity to those looking for work at this time, especially those in the heavily-impacted restaurant industry” Domino’s CEO Richard Allison said in a statement. Apply here.


Instacart said it’s looking to hire 300,000 shoppers across North America over the next three months. You can sign up here.


Lowe’s announced it’s hiring 30,000 full-time, part-time, overnight and seasonal store associates across the U.S. Click here or text “JOBS” to LOWES (56937) to learn more and apply. The company has temporarily increased wages for its hourly associates by $2 through the month of April. Lowe’s is also providing store employees with personal protective equipment like masks and gloves.

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Papa John’s

Papa John’s is looking to hire 20,000 new team members and applicants can expect to have an interview and potentially start the same day, according to the company. Apply here or text JOBS to 47272.


PepsiCo is looking to hire 6,000 new employees across the U.S. Available jobs are in manufacturing and production, marketing, sales, transportation and many other divisions. Apply here.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has more than 30,000 open positions and is implementing an expedited hiring process to have new delivery drivers on the road within five hours. These permanent positions include openings for cooks, shift leaders, restaurant managers, virtual call center agents and delivery drivers. Apply here.


Walgreen has more than 9,500 part- and full-time positions open, including roles for customer service associates, pharmacy technicians and shift leads. Check here for openings near you.


Walmart plans to hire 150,000 hourly workers in the U.S. and announced $550 million in cash bonuses to reward workers as they work tirelessly to meet the demand created by the coronavirus pandemic. Apply here.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods, now owned by Amazon, said it’s looking to fill more than 5,000 full-time and seasonal positions nationwide. They will also be adding an additional $2 per hour in pay through May 3 on top of their current rate of $15/hour or more.

Whole Foods is also offering overtime rates at double the hourly base rate per overtime hour in most areas, the company said, as well as flexible shifts and an expedited hiring process. Apply here.

Gems Sensors & Controls

Gems Sensors is hiring for temporary assemblers and manufacturers in order to increase production of essential technologies.

Gems Sensors & Controls https://www.gemssensors.com/ designs and manufactures a broad portfolio of sensors and controls that are an essential part of the infrastructure required to sustain our utilities, national security, and medical industries. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees while delivering vital products and services to our customers. For more information please contact our staffing partner at judy.lopez@randstadusa.com.

Stop and Shop to hire 5,000 in Connecticut, surrounding states

Stop & Shop announced today that it will be hiring at least 5,000 new associates for regular part-time positions in its stores, distribution centers and delivery operations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

These positions will provide support for customers at a time when our communities need it most. They will also create new professional opportunities for many across the region whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete information and a link to apply for open positions can be found at https://stopandshop.com/our-careers/.

Express Employment Professionals is hiring

Express Employment Professionals is a staffing agency with locations in Meriden, CT and East Hartford, CT. We work with essential companies all around Connecticut who are hiring for all types of positions. They are currently looking for machinists, warehouse workers, forklift drivers, assemblers, call center workers, CDL and Non-CDL Drivers, Electronic Testers, Solderers and Bookkeepers – just to name a few! We have both temporary and permanent positions available. 

They are conducting phone interviews and doing all paperwork online to keep our staff and associates safe. If interested, you can call them at 203-235-5627 to set up a phone interview. Express Employment Professionals looks forward to hearing from anyone in need of a job and hope to help keep CT working!

Website: https://www.expresspros.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpressProsMeridenCT 

Dymax is hiring

Dymax Corporation is a manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispense systems that work together to optimize assembly processes.  The company serves the needs of the medical, electronic, optical, aerospace, automotive, appliance, metal finishing, and alternative energy markets worldwide.

They are located in Torrington CT, and we are looking for Full-time permanent staff to join our first and second shift operations.  For more information, potential candidates should go to https://dymax.com/careers/job-listings/

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