Companies rapidly hiring under the “New Norm.”

There is a COVID-19 myth right now that companies are furloughing employees, and unemployment is anticipated to skyrocket. Don’t believe it. Large employers such as Amazon, Dollar Tree, and Kroger  have announced they are seeking thousands of new hires. Perks, such as hiring bonuses up to $500 along with instant pay increases, are also being offered to new hires to get people to act quickly.

Despite everything going on, our customers have reached out to share they are hiring. We’ve included links to theses employer’s career sites for you to act immediately. But before you start applying, we thought we’d share a few trends in flight with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Consider Career Events

Under the new norm, searching for a job hasn’t changed much, with one exception, career events. Sadly we’ve seen hundreds of career events cancelled. Yet, tech-savvy companies are shifting to virtual events. As a job seeker, expect to follow the same steps such as registering ahead, having your resume prepared, researching key employers and practicing your pitch as you network with different employers, answering questions about your work history and skills. One more item, test your technology to ensure your device is capable of supporting you during your virtual career event. You’ll still want to dress for the event, the key difference is you’ll log-in versus walk in. Once there, chime in on an existing conversation, or opt to chat privately with an employer to ask about open positions, even get an immediate face-to-face interview, via video of course.

Video Interviewing

Social distancing has influenced the interviewing and hiring process. The biggest change is video interviewing, which gives both you and the hiring manager the opportunity to meet face-to-face and experience a more engaging conversation versus an old-fashioned phone interview. We’re also hearing that companies are hiring faster, sometimes within hours of an interview.

Remote Onboarding

For those companies moving full speed ahead with new hires, onboarding is taking on a new look. HR is pivoting and adopting virtual onboarding for new hires, now working remotely. Average new hires have more than 50+ activities to complete during an onboarding experience. Hiccups during this process not only creates stress, but can also incite self-doubt. With virtual onboarding, expect to engage with online tools, scheduling software, communications platforms, and videoconferencing tools all found within Microsoft Office 365. Outlook and Teams will help make sure your onboarding meetings happen not just virtually, but smoothly. More importantly, software platforms like these will keep your activities focused, engaged, and productive.

An Alternate Approach

With diversity being a key initiative for thousands of employers, you may want to consider reaching out to a community organization to assist you with your job search. These organizations focus on diversity, LGBTQ, minorities, veterans and the disabled. We work with more than 20,000 community organizations, which assist our clients in finding people just like you. It may be a quicker, easier path depending upon your current situation.

Regardless of how you go about your search, one thing is for sure: numerous companies are looking to hire new employees now.

Visit our job board or check out some of these top companies now hiring!

1901 Group
Kwik Trip

Lakeland Care District

Accessible Space, Inc.
Lifecare Home Health Services, Inc.

Adobe Inc.
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.

Adventist HealthCare

AFR Furniture Rental

Agropur, Inc.
Master Brand Cabinets

Albemarle Corporation
MKS Instruments, Inc.


Alfred Benesch & Company
Morgan, Lewis & Brockius LLP

MTS Systems Corporate

Armstrong World Industries Inc.
National Mutual Benefit

Bailey Specialty Cranes & Aerials LLC
National Wildlife Federation

NV Energy

Bayada Health Care
Open Sky Education

BedRock Health Care
Outlook Group

C&B Operations, LLC

Cancer Support Community
Peoples Bank

Premier Medical Staffing Services, LLC

CareBuilders at Home
Progressive Insurance

Carlson Building Maintenance
ProHealth Care

QPS Employment Group

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Inc.

City of Chicago
Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin

Riverside Research

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Rotech Healthcare, Inc.

Columbia Bank

Cresco Labs
RR Donnelley

Dave Jones, Inc.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

DF Resources
Scripps Health

SET Environmental, Inc.

Digital Federal Credit Union

Dominium Management Services

Staff One, Ltd.

Downs Food Group

Dunkin Donuts
Supernus Pharmaceuticals

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Tarzana Treatment Centers

Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies

EA Sween
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region

Education Minnesota
Tony Downs Food

Tribus Services

Empowerment Living Services

Evolver, Inc.

Fairmont Foods, Inc.
UnitedHealth Group

US Facilities, Inc.

Fannie Mae

Firetrol Protection Systems, Inc.

Hawkins Ash CPAs

Hayes Performance System


Jackson Hewitt

Johnson Centrifugal (Johnson Brass & Machine)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Kelly Services
Wausau Financial Systems

Kirkwood Community College

Western Carolina University

Kirkwood Community College
Zapata Technology


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