As unemployment numbers rise, some companies are hiring nationwide

Unemployment numbers paint grim picture for US economy

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Overall, 20.5 million people filed for unemployment in April.

That marks the highest unemployment rate since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the monthly data in 1948, numbers not seen since the Great Depression in the 1930s.

In Florida, more than 1.8 million people have filed for unemployment since March 15.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows there are 138,414 full-time and 33,060 part-time online ads for jobs in the state.

The number one job advertised, unsurprisingly, is registered nurses.

However, there are companies that are hiring nationwide right now.

Food and Delivery services


  • Dollar General told CNN Business it’s looking for people to fill roles in its store, distribution center, private fleet and corporate offices across the country after announcing plans to hire 50,000 workers in mid-March. The company said its new hires will “support the heightened demand for the household essentials it carries.”
  • Dollar Tree: According to the company’s website, the stores announced to hire more than 25,000 full and part-time workers nationwide.


Another resource is EmployFlorida.com. There you can type in your ZIP code and jobs from across the region will show. The key here is to keep an open mind, and even if you think you might be rehired, you can look for a temporary job until then.

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