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President Trump initially wanted to reopen the U.S. economy by April 12 but has instead extended social distancing until the end of the month. This move could be the start of a mass mobilization of the country’s workforce, as many have been laid off. However, during this period, many companies continue to hire. Industries from online learning to grocery stores are finding themselves in the position of having to rapidly hire to meet new demands on their services as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Instacart, the on-demand grocery start-up, said that it would hire 300,000 contractors across North America over the next three months, which doubles its current workforce.
The spike in jobs is coming from sectors such as e-commerce fulfillment and food delivery that help people who are self-quarantining, sheltering in place, or living under stay-at-home directives. In just one example of this, the search for the position of warehouse handler on ZipRecruiter has increased 2,736% since the first week of January.
Streaming, video, and communication platforms are growing significantly, with Zoom increasing its workforce by 9%.
Zoom Communications Job Postings
Among those also looking to add to their teams are Denver-based Spotx, an online video advertising platform for publishers and advertisers, and Act-On, a company that produces software for marketing automation that is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
There is also increased activity in M&A. FE International is ramping up its workforce and hiring to meet the increased number of investors seeking to acquire technology companies
FE International CEO Ismael Wrixen commented, “The pandemic will fundamentally change industries not just in the short term, but also in the long term. As such, the highly skilled workforce should seek opportunities in the industries that are hiring, as this seismic shift in demand and supply is here to last.”
“Never before in our company’s history have we seen positive growth in daily active job postings,” ZipRecruiter’s labor economist Julia Pollak told Forbes. And Amazon, which many Americans have turned to for various goods, causing an overwhelming demand on their platforms, announced it would hire 100,000 workers from any industry. Other employers, faced with unexpected positions to fill, are also welcoming people with transferable skills.
This trend emerges as the world transitions to remote work. Data shows that more than 4.3 million Americans worked from home in 2018, an increase of more than 115% when compared to just a decade before, according to the Small Biz Genius List of Remote work. The massive changes due to the coronavirus left a substantial part of the global workforce available for hire – those who were unable to work remotely and those who had been laid off or furloughed.
Even with the skyrocketing unemployment rate, these numbers are cause for hope as jobs become available across the U.S., specifically in some of the hardest-hit cities in California, Washington, New York, Georgia, and Maryland. As a bonus, many employers are relaxing the application process to speed things up, in some cases eliminating resumes and interviews. On its website, Amazon offers three easy steps to getting employment. Applicants simply need to complete an online application, set a new-hire appointment to confirm identity, and do an orientation; the process takes approximately one week. There are also many resources and virtual events to help job seekers including a live #GetHired chat with over 2,000 participants already signed up.
Walmart, one of the largest employers in the U.S., said it was looking to hire 150,000 workers through the end of May, roughly increasing its workforce by 10%.
In addition, Congress passed the historic $2 trillion stimulus deal to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus. The package will extend unprecedented assistance to Americans and is the largest emergency stimulus package in U.S. history.
As the pandemic continues, more and more people will become reliant on — and accustomed to — platforms that allow for digital teamwork and collaboration. The Covid-19 pandemic has heightened reliance on services from the technology industry’s biggest SaaS companies. When the economy does improve, technology and cloud computing companies stand to benefit from the changes to consumer habits that will have taken place during this time.
Below is a list of technology, healthcare, and SaaS companies from New York to San Francisco to Tel Aviv, that are looking to add members to their teams.
Companies Hiring Right Now
228 Openings | Headquarters: San Jose
221 Openings | Headquarters: San Francisco
Spotify – A digital music service that gives users access to millions of songs
375 Openings | Headquarters: Stockholm
126 Openings | Headquarters: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
5,012 Openings | Headquarters: Redmond, Washington
Amazon – An American multinational technology company with 750,000 employees
100,000 Openings | Headquarters: Seattle
48 Openings | Headquarters: Raleigh, North Carolina
SAP – wide range of business intelligence tools & management software
2,741 Openings | Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany
127 Openings | Headquarters: San Francisco
Kount – Fraud management, identity verification, and online authentication technology
6 Openings | Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
231 Openings | Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts,
425 Openings | Headquarters: Pleasanton, California
Box Inc – a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses
86 Openings | Headquarters: Redwood City, California
151 Openings | Headquarters: San Francisco
3 Openings | Headquarters: San Francisco
180 Openings | Headquarters: New York
Elastic (learn more about Elastic) – a search engine based on the Lucene library. It provides a distributed, multitenant-capable full-text search engine with an HTTP web interface and schema-free JSON documents.
254 Openings | Headquarters: Mountain View, California
Forward – A preventive healthcare membership that puts you in control of your health, with world-class doctors supported by technology.
99 Openings | Headquarters: New York, New York
NantHealth – A member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, providing leading solutions across the continuum of care for physicians, payors, patients, and biopharmaceutical organizations.
17 Openings | Headquarters: El Segundo, California
FE International – An award-winning global M&A Advisor of SaaS, E-Commerce & Content Businesses and the preeminent valuation thought leader in the industry.
8 Openings | Headquarters: New York City & London
6 Openings | Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
SpotX – A privately held global video ad serving platform.
10 Openings | Headquarters: Denver, Colorado
Notion – A collaboration application blends everyday work apps into one.
22 Openings | Headquarters: San Francisco, California
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