ST. LOUIS — Many employees at small businesses and restaurants are being laid off or asked to cut back on hours as the changes to curb the spread of the coronavirus take effect.
Not all industries are experiencing work stoppages, however, and some are hiring part-time staff to make it through.
As people continue to stock up on groceries and everyday items, grocery stores are looking for extra sets of hands.
Schnucks sent out an email saying they were looking for help in all positions and offering flexible hours. You can apply here.
Dierbergs also looking for temporary help at dozens of its locations across the area. You can apply here.
Save a Lot, which is headquartered in St. Louis County, is also hiring at all locations. You can apply here.
"With all our teams are doing, we can still use more help," the post said. "We’re hiring additional seasonal team members in each of our stores to meet the demands of the business so you may see new faces at your local Fresh Thyme helping us to meet your needs. If you or someone you know is interested, please go directly to the store to apply in person."
On the front page of its website, Aldi said it is looking for workers at warehouses and in stores.
Volpi Foods currently has 15 job openings, five of those were added after the coronavirus pandemic.
Costco has 20 different positions you can apply for on its website, though the site says the "jobs may not be open but are representative of jobs at a Costco location."
Many of these stores have also made changes to their locations to ensure the health and safety of shoppers and employees.
Some store hours may shift again. Schnucks in Lemay, Shrewsbury and Oakwood had closed earlier this week. Now the Lemay and Shrewsbury locations will be open Thursday through Monday to meet demand.
Convenience stores are also hiring workers during this time of growing concern over COVID-19,
Mobil On the Run, Dirt Cheap and U-Gas stores have 100+ job openings. Click here to search and apply for a position.
QuikTrip also is hiring many full-time and part-time positions in the greater St. Louis area. Click here for more information.
In fact, Walmart announced in a news release that they are looking to hire 9,800 associates in Missouri and Illinois combined.
Domino's is looking to hire 900 team members across nearly 100 stores throughout the St. Louis area.
In the healthcare field, SSM Health said it's continuing to hire qualified people throughout its hospitals and clinics in Missouri and Illinois. Open positions range from physicians and nurses to housekeepers, food service and call center workers.