Amazon, Kroger and other stores looking to hire thousands of new employees

Food and supplies are flying off the shelves these days, and this will continue to happen for weeks to come. To meet the demand, Kroger and other stores are looking to hire thousands of new employees.

As we continue to practice social distancing, people around the world are going out less, but shopping a ton more. This is because when one individual from a household goes on a supply run, they return with a large amount of paper towels, toilet paper, can goods, cleaning supplies, and more. We’re shopping for bulk because we’re not sure how much longer we’ll have to stay indoors as we help stop the spread of COVID-19, but this means that stores like Kroger are having a difficult time keeping shelves stocked up.

To meet the high demand, Amazon announced earlier this month that it was looking to hire approximately 100,000 workers across all its shipping stores. These would be delivery and service workers to help get all orders processed quickly to consumers.

The job may be temporary, though, as demand is expected to slow down once the COVID-19 outbreak is under control, but the pay is generous! USA Today is reporting that minimum pay at Amazon will be about $17 an hour through April.

The source also shares that Kroger has “immediate positions” across all their retail stores and distributions centers. This is a great opportunity to have income coming in for all servers or other workers in the fast food or restaurant business who are no longer able to work or have very little hours.

Check out your local grocery store or find a position at Amazon near you if you are interested! 

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