As small businesses close due to coronavirus, big businesses looking to fill thousands of jobs

Many local businesses are closing to fight the spread of the coronavirus, but some of the bigger chains are still hiring.

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Publix is one of them trying to step up. The grocery store chain is looking to hire more than 2,000 associates across their operating area.

An official with the company sent out this statement:

“We take pride in serving our communities during times of need, and with the unprecedented demand we are experiencing, we’re in need of more associates to help across our operating area.”

National companies like Amazon, Pepsi, Papa John’s and Walmart are also hiring. See a full breakdown of who’s hiring and for what here.

Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.