Career Advice

Industries Still Hiring During Quarantine

Local Job Stars 19 May, 2020

If you keep up with unemployment statistics or the job market there's no denying that things are not looking great for some industries. No doubt it may take a while for certain sectors such as travel and hospitality to get back on their feet again, but this is not the case for all industries. Let's take a look at a few industries that are still hiring during the quarantine.

Food Service/ Grocery Service

As more and more people stay at home, the food industry is one area that is not hurting. Restaurants, fast food, and grocery stores are seeing a sharp increase in staffing needs as people are apparently focusing more on food in the face of fewer activities to participate in. Even if food service is not your idea of a dream job, it could be a great way to fill in the gaps right now if you are out of work. Remember, any money is better than no money. 

Delivery Services

Just like the food industry, the delivery industry is seeing a steep increase in hiring needs. People want and need to stay home, but they still need things. If you are willing to take the risk of being essential, this industry is hiring. Companies like Door Dash, Uber Eats, Amazon, and many independent retailers are on the lookout for qualified, independent delivery people to help get products to their customers. Working as an independent delivery person is a great way to be your own boss, manage your own work hours, and make cash during the quarantine. 

The Medical Field 

If you have been working on your medical training, now is a great time to start looking into job opportunities near you. Urgent care facilities, independent testing labs, hospitals, and clinics are in need of qualified medical employees to handle increased patient numbers. 

The job market may look dire for certain occupations, but if you really need a job right now, these are three industries you may want to look into.