How to Make Extra Money or Find Work during the Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of workers have lost their jobs or are expected to due to required business closures and quarantine requirements. Fortunately, aside from applying to collect unemployment, there are still several companies hiring during the outbreak. While many retailers have temporarily closed their doors, grocery stores, pharmacies and take-out restaurants are hiring more employees to keep up with the high demand of goods.

According to CNN Business Insider, the following businesses are hiring thousands of full-time, part-time and temporary positions across their US locations:

  • CVS
  • Walmart
  • Instacart
  • Amazon
  • Albertsons Companies
  • Dollar General
  • PepsiCo
  • Papa Johns
  • Dominos
  • Pizza Hut
  • 7-Eleven
  • GEHealthcare

There are also several companies looking to hire remote works. This Glassdoor article lists multiple openings for a variety of skillsets. Available positions include finance, tutors, software engineers, telemedicine nurses and much more. You can also consider starting freelance work. With sites like Upwork, Fiverr, Simply Hired, Freelancer, FlexJobs and TaskRabbit, there are thousands of opportunities available, including:

  • Web, Mobile & Software Dev
  • IT & Networking
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Design & Creative
  • Writing
  • Translation
  • Legal
  • Admin Support
  • Customer Service
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Accounting & Consulting
  • Even house-related freelance jobs

Check out this article for additional freelance sites and more information.

Using your personal vehicle is also becoming an extremely common way to make some extra cash. If your vehicle is reliable, and you don’t mind driving, there are several companies hiring.

As many people are still working depending on their jobs, you can also look into dog walking or childcare. Whatever you decide to pursue, keep in mind many of these opportunities require you to leave your home. Make sure you’re practicing social distancing and following proper hygiene practices, like washing your hands often, not touching your face and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough. We can all do our part to keep one another safe!

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