I Need Work Right Now — Who’s Hiring?

In the Los Angeles region, numerous sectors are hiring right now.

First, visit a new webpage that City of Los Angeles has created — the LA Jobs Portal, and use the new tools and search functions on that page to seek employment opportunities: https://lajobportal.com/

In addition, the LA County America’s Job Centers provide a keyword and zipcode searchable listing of job openings, which can also be used by employers to post jobs: https://caljobs.lacounty.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Looking at key trends in hiring in the LA region — Grocers, home delivery services, cleaning companies, medical supply, medical manufacturing and life science testing labs, work-from-home technology companies, and other types of business are experiencing a surge in demand and many are seeking more staff. Amazon is one of the more publicized companies hiring presently.

Here are a few to consider:

There are dozens of food delivery platforms that enlist freelancers to deliver restaurant meals and groceries. Among the better meal delivery options: Caviar, GrubHub and DoorDash. All three have initiated contactless delivery to keep both workers and customers safe.

Delivery drivers for Amazon Flex shuttle Amazon packages from warehouses to consumer doorsteps.

Grocery shopping and alcohol delivery services, such as Shipt, Instacart and Saucey may be worth exploring. Grocery stores also need help stocking shelves, including companies such as Costco and Trader Joe’s

Those who want to provide child care can utilize Trusted, Urban Sitter, Care and Bambino , services which can help connect you with these opportunities.

Jobs related to the sanitation trend can be found by signing on with Managed by Q, Tidy, Fairy or any number of other cleaning options. You can also advertise your availability to clean houses or offices on a free neighborhood website, such as Nextdoor. There are also many cleaning companies that are in need of staff, as requests for service have increased.

The Census Bureau is hiring 500,000 Americans to help complete questionnaires for the 2020 census.

Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, said it was looking to hire 150,000 additional employees in its stores and warehouses through the end of May. That represents a roughly 10 percent increase in its current work force.

Lineage Logistics, the largest refrigerated warehousing company in the country, is hiring 2,000 additional workers to meet a roughly 30 percent jump in demand in recent weeks.

Domino’s, the pizza delivery chain, is hiring thousands of workers, including cooks, managers and drivers.

Walgreens said it was hiring for about 9,500 existing full- and part-time roles in stores across the United States, including pharmacy technicians.

Here are articles in New York Times and Los Angles Times on the subject of jobs, business and economic sectors that are hiring.