What Companies Hire Remote Workers as Fed Estimates Coronavirus Job Losses to Hit 47M

UTC by Darya Rudz · 4 min read
What Companies Hire Remote Workers as Fed Estimates Coronavirus Job Losses to Hit 47M
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While many businesses are laying off their stuff, there are companies willing to bring on new full-time and part-time remote employees. The article enlists those firms and reveals the remote positions available.

Because of the coronavirus spread, many businesses had to shut down. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, bars, retail stores have been closed, leaving people without a job and bread and butter. In the period between March 22 and March 28, 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment claims. And this number is continuing to grow. The U.S. Federal Reserve has made a discouraging forecast: coronavirus job losses could hit 47 million, resulting in a 32.1% unemployment rate.

St. Louis Fed economist Miguel Faria-e-Castro stated:

“These are very large numbers by historical standards, but this is a rather unique shock that is unlike any other experienced by the U.S. economy in the last 100 years.”

Many companies have placed their workers on furlough, which means they are temporarily suspended from employment for a specified period of time. Among these companies are Macy’s department store chain, oil and gas producer Noble Energy that has also reduced its contractor workforce by 75%, H&M, and many others.

To handle the situation, Congress approved a $2 trillion economic relief package. In addition, it signed a $100 billion bill addressing paid sick days, unemployment benefits and food aid. The bill also raised payments for the unemployed to $600 per week. Laid-off workers would get those payments for up to four months.

Companies Hiring Remote Workers

While many businesses are laying off the stuff, there are companies willing to bring on new full-time and part-time remote employees. Let us see which remote-friendly companies are welcoming new stuff.


The e-commerce giant is looking for a Senior Security Consultant, Recruitment Marketing Specialist, and Senior Executive Marketing Manager, the Public Sector. Besides, Amazon is helping to deal with coronavirus job losses by hiring about 100,000 new workers. To handle the rising demand, the company has already hired 80,000 new hands.

Amazon said:

“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.”

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is offering remote positions of Area Sales Manager and Channel Sales Executive. The company’s goal as an employer is to enable workers in all types of industries to communicate, thrive, and perform their best work.

UnitedHealth Group

The American for-profit managed healthcare company is hiring a Registered Nurse Staff Development Instructor and a Triage RN Case Manager. As an employer, the UnitedHealth Group also offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.


Multinational computer technology corporation Oracle is looking for a Principle Linux Engineer and a Database Administrator. Hiring intelligent candidates, Oracle also offers exciting and challenging career paths in return.


The global commerce services provider aims to bring digital commerce to life by uniting artful design, trendsetting strategy, technology, and digital marketing best practices. It is currently offering the positions of a Magento Systems Engineer and a Front End Architect.

Continuum Global Solutions

Remote position available at Continuum Global Solutions is Customer Service Representative.


The developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing and sales is hiring a Corporate Account Executive – SaaS Sales and a Channel Account Manager.

Citizens Bank

The company is looking for a Home Mortgage Capital Markets Business Systems Analyst and an Appraisal Analyst II. Citizens Bank also offers competitive benefits to eligible associates. They include health insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plans, employee stock purchase options. Besides, it offers discounted bank services and loan rates, adoption and educational assistance.


Available remote positions at Netsmart are Chart Reviewer and Certified Coding Specialist.


Cloud computing company Salesforce is ready to welcome a Senior Manager, Sales Enablement Program Management Office, and a Business Consultant, Digital Engagement – Marketing Strategy.

But of course, it is far not the full list of remote jobs available. There are more options for specialists with different skills and experience. The world is changing these days and probably it’s a good reason for us to change our lives as well.

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