Coronavirus Updates

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 01: A "help wanted" sign hangs on a window of a restaurant on June 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. The U.S. economy gained a stronger-than-expected 223,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to an 18-year low. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

If you’ve been let go, laid off, or furloughed during the coronavirus crisis, there’s still plenty of hope that you can earn a paycheck.  With customers clearing off the shelves, several of the nationwide grocery store chains are taking on staff to meet the demand. Ralphs said they’re immediately hiring new 10,000 workers, while parent company Kroger has already hired 2,000 and is looking for an additional 10,000.

ATHENS, GREECE – MARCH 14: People wear face masks while shopping in a supermarket on March 14, 2020 in Athens, Greece. Greece has announced closures to all shopping malls, cafes, bars and restaurants, except those that provide a take-away or delivery service. All museums, ancient sites, libraries and beauty salons will also shut down. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Amazon has also put out the call for extra help, offering $2 more per hour above the normal wage until the end of April.

DANDENONG, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 05: The Amazon website is seen on December 5, 2017 in Dandenong, Australia. Amazon has ended months of speculation by launching its local website overnight. The online retail giant has started taking orders and shipping products from its ‘fulfilment centre’ in Dandenong South, offering massive discounts on millions of items across more than 20 categories including electronics, toys, clothing, beauty and accessories. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)