Companies hiring full and part-time positions amid COVID19 pandemic

Walmart is looking to hire more than 3,000 people in South Carolina mid the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart is looking to hire more than 3,000 people in South Carolina mid the coronavirus pandemic.(Source: Walmart)
Updated: Mar. 23, 2020 at 7:44 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Many people have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus.

Restaurants, bars and businesses have either shut down or reduced staff.

While there are resources available for service workers out of a job, there are also many companies hiring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Walmart announced it is hiring 150,000 people in the U.S. through the end of May. In South Carolina, Walmart plans to hire more than 3,400 associates to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. You can apply by visiting or texting ‘jobs’ to 240240. The store also said it plans to expedite the hiring process and your application will be processed in no more than 24 hours.


According to the website, Walgreens plans to fill roughly 9,500 existing full and part-time roles in stores across the U.S. due to ‘significant demands on our stores and pharmacies during this time.’ Most positions are customer service associates, pharmacy technicians and shift leads. You can find out more information by going to

Dollar General

According to the Dollar General website, there are a number of full and part-time positions available across stores, distribution centers and private fleet network for ‘any individual whose job has been temporarily impacted by the effect of COVID19.’ You can find out more information and apply by going to


Amazon announced it needs to hire 100,000 workers in the U.S. to keep up with massive amounts of orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. The store’s website says: “We also know many people have been economically impacted as jobs in areas like hospitality, restaurants, and travel are lost or furloughed as part of this crisis. We want those people to know we welcome them on our teams until things return to normal and their past employer is able to bring them back.” Most of the jobs available near the Lowcountry are local delivery driver positions. You can read more and apply by going to


Publix is seeking to hire thousands of associates by the end of March to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers. The company encourages submissions from people in service, manufacturing, warehousing and other industries who have recently found themselves unexpectedly without work. Interested individuals should fill out an online application at

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut and its franchisees are hiring for more than 30,000 positions nationwide. These can be permanent positions. Available jobs include cooks, shift leaders, restaurant managers, and virtual call center agents. Pizza Hut is also hiring more drivers to meet an increased delivery demand as more customers order to eat at home. Those who are interested in applying for a position can visit

Total Wine

Total Wine is hiring at their West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant locations. You can get more information on their website

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