Dr. Anthony Fauci says the White House coronavirus task force is considering giving the green light to a select group of people to go back to work:  People who’ve been exposed to the virus without showing symptoms.

The plan could take effect at the end of the month, when the White House’s 30-day social distancing guidelines are over.  Nothing’s certain yet . . . but it’s a possible step toward SOME return to normal life.

If you didn’t get furloughed or laid off with agreement to rehire you may be looking for employment. here’s the list of companies that are hiring right now! Some are essential so you’d go right to work, right away!

7-Eleven
COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Dallas, Texas
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: Up to 20,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR 7-ELEVEN JOB OPENINGS

Grocery and big-box stores are naturally seeing their shelves picked clean as consumers stock up on essentials. But so are convenience stores such as privately held 7-Eleven, which is seeing a big boost in business, too.

The company is hiring now for people to stock shelves, clean stores and meet a surge in mobile orders placed using its 7NOW delivery app. On March 20, 7-Eleven announced it expects to hire up to 20,000 new store employees nationwide to meet increased demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


ACE Hardware

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Oak Brook, Illinois
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 30,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR ACE HARDWARE JOB OPENINGS

Ace Hardware Corporation, the nation’s largest retail hardware cooperative, announced it is undertaking a massive hiring wave. With 75% of Americans living within 15 minutes of an Ace Hardware location, demand has been high during the coronavirus shutdown. The company and its independent retailers will be adding 30,000 positions, including a mix of full-time, part-time and seasonal employees at 4,300 locally owned stores located across the U.S.


AMAZON.COM

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Seattle, Washington
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 100,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR AMAZON.COM JOB OPENINGS

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge increase in online shopping as consumers hanker down and minimize their trips outdoors. No surprise, then, that on March 16, Amazon.com (AMZN) announced a $2-per-hour pay increase for its U.S. workers, not to mention a massive flood of new Amazon jobs


BELLHOPS

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Chattanooga, Tennessee
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: Thousands
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR BELLHOPS JOB OPENINGS

Bellhops is an online moving service. And while you might think moving would be slowing to a halt, CEO Luke Marklin says the company’s business is robust enough to warrant extra help.


CVS HEALTH

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 50,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR CVS JOB OPENINGS

On March 23, CVS Health (CVS) announced one of the country’s largest coronavirus-related hiring surges. The company says prescription delivery volume is up 300%, and stores are filled with customers stocking up on health and medical supplies, along with household goods. To meet service needs, CVS is among the companies hiring tens of thousands of new employees now – a mix of 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary jobs.


Dollar Tree and Dollar General

Discount stores are seeing a surge in demand from shoppers, too. This means additional staff are required for manning cash registers, cleaning, stocking shelves and handling warehouse responsibilities. As a result, Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) are both hiring for positions across the U.S.


Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s and Hungry Howie’s

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Ann Arbor, Michigan
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 10,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR DOMINO’S JOB OPENINGS
APPLY FOR PIZZA HUT JOB OPENINGS
APPLY FOR PAPA JOHN’S JOB OPENINGS
APPLY FOR HUNGRY HOWIE’S JOB OPENINGS

The demand for pizza hasn’t slowed any during the epidemic crisis – if anything, it has increased, with all those pies being sent out from restaurants to customers’ homes. That makes it a prime target for Americans newly on the job search.


DoorDash, Instacart, GrubHub, Shipt and Other Food Delivery Services

The demand for food delivery services from restaurants and grocery stores was growing before the coronavirus crisis hit. Now, restaurants nationwide are closing their dining rooms, but many are keeping their kitchens running in the hopes of staying alive be selling take-out food. That means food delivery services like GrubHub (GRUB) are having trouble keeping up with the volume of orders. So are personal shopping and delivery services like Instacart.


FedEx and United Parcel Service

LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR UPS JOB OPENINGS
APPLY FOR FEDEX JOB OPENINGS

With Americans practicing social distancing, working from home and self-isolating, there has been a significant increase in home package deliveriesUnited Parcel Service (UPS) drivers have reported volumes more typical of the holidays, with 12-hour shifts to keep up with demand.


Gojo

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Akron, Ohio
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: Not specified
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Cuyahoga Falls and Wooster (Ohio)
APPLY FOR GOJO JOB OPENINGS

Given the shortages and panic-buying of hand sanitizer that quickly became emblematic of the COVID 19 crisis, it should come as no surprise to learn manufacturers of this must-have are ramping up production. Ohio-based Gojo makes the popular Purell brand of hand sanitizer products and currently employs roughly 2,500 people.


LOWE’S

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Mooresville, North Carolina
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 30,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR LOWE’S JOB OPENINGS

Lowe’s (LOW) already has 300,000 workers, but in response to demand caused by the coronavirus, it plans on bringing on an additional 30,000 extra pairs of hands.


Outschool

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco, California
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 5,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide (internet access required)
APPLY FOR OUTSCHOOL JOB OPENINGS

Keeping kids entertained and active is one thing, but parents are already worrying about continuing education. And teachers are out of work. Privately held Outschool – a San Francisco-based startup that provides online classes – is stepping up to cover both needs.

On March 15, Outschool announced it needs to hire 5,000 teachers to meet an 11x increase in demand, driven by parents looking for online courses so their housebound children can continue their education. These jobs pay an average of $40 per hour.


Pepsico

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Harrison, New York
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 6,000 full-time
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR PEPSICO JOB OPENINGS

Multinational food giant PepsiCo (PEP) – whose brands include its namesake Pepsi, as well as Lays chips, Quaker Oats, Pure Leaf teas and Tropicana orange juice – is stepping up production at plants across the U.S. to ensure home-bound Americans don’t run short of snacks or beverages.


Walgreens

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Deerfield, Illinois
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 9,500
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR WALGREENS JOB OPENINGS

Just like CVS, Walgreens (WBA) is seeing a surge in demand as customers strip shelves of products such as hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, cold and flu medications, and vitamins. In addition, customers are rushing to stock up on prescriptions.


Wal*Mart

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Bentonville, Arkansas
NUMBER OF NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED: 150,000
LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide
APPLY FOR WALMART JOB OPENINGS

Walmart (WMT) is seeing increased traffic in stores and online because of COVID-19, and is among the largest companies hiring right now. It announced it will bring on a whopping 150,000 new associates across the U.S. to work in its stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. The jobs are temporary, but the company says its expects many to convert to full-time roles.


Zoom Video/Slack

LOCATION OF NEW JOBS: Nationwide and international
APPLY FOR ZOOM JOB OPENINGS
APPLY FOR SLACK JOB OPENINGS

With many companies arranging for their employees to work from home, remote meeting and team collaboration solutions are in the spotlight. Companies like Slack Technologies (WORK) and Zoom Video Communications (ZM) haven’t put out specific calls for staffing, but are reported to be listing new jobs and hiring now because of a COVID-fired surge in demand. Indeed, both companies’ websites show what appear to be hundreds of job openings for everything from support to sales roles.