The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of unemployment across the globe. Maybe you’ve been made redundant, furloughed, your freelance commissions have dried up or your business is struggling. Whatever your situation, we know it’s tough out there right now. That’s why we’ve scoured the internet to find 11 companies hiring despite coronavirus, and they’re looking for employees all over the world – yes that includes remote work.
Global companies hiring despite coronavirus
One company that has seriously benefited from the pandemic is digital communications company Zoom. With many of us relying on its video-calling service to keep us connected while in lockdown, demand for Zoom has gone through the roof. At the time of writing this, the company had 106 open positions advertised on its careers page – of these, 40 had been posted in the past 72 hours. They’re all US positions, so move quickly if you’re on that side of the world. You’ll find all open job vacancies at Zoom on this page.
Like it or loathe it, Facebook is another online giant that seems to have weathered the coronavirus storm. Not only is it still actively recruiting across the globe, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced plans to start hiring for remote positions in July. In the meantime, the company has open vacancies for roles spanning engineering, finance, marketing, research, law and many other specialities advertised on the Facebook careers page. And these roles are located in various countries, including the US, India, Ireland, Singapore and the UK.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced plans to start hiring for remote positions in July 2020.
If Twitter is more your vibe than Facebook, good news: it’s one of many companies hiring despite coronavirus. The social media platform is looking for software engineers, lawyers, account managers, data scientists, user researchers, cyber crime agents and more – and these openings are global: from Singapore and Tokyo to the US and UK. Explore the current job vacancies at Twitter here.
Procter & Gamble
As the makers of everything under the sun (from Tide washing powder to Olay skincare and cosmetics) consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble is a good option for anyone looking for global roles that aren’t necessarily tech-focused. The company currently has 665 open vacancies in numerous countries including Brazil, the US, Venezuela, Poland, Switzerland, Egypt and the UK. As for the roles, they are so varied, we won’t even try and cover them here. Instead, head over to the Procter & Gamble careers page to see which are a good fit for you.
Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble is a good option for anyone looking for global roles that aren’t necessarily tech-focused.
Online shopping platform Shopify has rolled out its ‘work from anywhere’ scheme, which means that while it has vacancies in literally every continent, you can do these roles from the opposite side of the globe. Its job vacancies are based in four sectors: product design, data science and engineering, product management, and engineering. Check out Shopify’s job vacancies here.
Swiss food and drinks giant Nestlé is also on the hunt for new talent – pandemic or no pandemic. It’s unsurprising really, considering that food is one of life’s necessities. That’s probably why the company has over 2,000 global job openings on their website right now, and these jobs are in sectors spanning law, marketing, research and development, communications and sales. They’re even still looking for interns. Get started on the Nestlé jobs page.
Nestlé has over 2,000 global job openings on their website right now, and these jobs are in sectors spanning law, marketing, research and development, communications and sales.
Startups hiring during coronavirus
If you don’t like the sound of working for a huge company, don’t worry, it’s not just the multinationals and tech giants that are still on the hunt for new employees. Here are five startup companies hiring despite coronavirus.
Mindvalley is arguably the world’s biggest online self-development platforms. Its head office is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but the company has job openings in Estonia and Costa Rica. Check out Mindvalley’s latest job vacancies here.
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While many startups are struggling right now, mobile advertising app Vungle appears to be doing pretty well. So much so that it’s been actively recruiting throughout the entire pandemic. It may not have hundreds of vacancies on offer right now, but there are a nice variety of open roles in locations across the US, Europe and Asia. Current roles include data scientists, software engineers, accountants, visual designers and performance managers. Explore Vungle’s job vacancies here.
Vungle may not have hundreds of vacancies on offer right now, but there are a nice variety of open roles in locations across the US, Europe and Asia.
As working from home has become the new normal, Slack – a sort of chat room for companies – is coming into its own. So, it’s no surprise that it’s hiring worldwide – from India to Europe, Canada, the US and Japan. Check out open positions at Slack here. They include communications, customer experience specialists, writers and product designers.
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Yes, delivery drivers are in high demand right now, but drivers aren’t the only positions on offer at food delivery company Postmates. The company currently has over 30 open positions in business development, design, strategy, engineering, HR, IT and customer experience. Find out more by visiting the Postmates careers page.
Qualtrics is an experience management company based in the US, but with branches across Europe, Asia, Australia and the US. Current job openings at Qualtrics are heavily tech-based, but don’t let that put you off. There are also vacancies for strategists, analysts, designers, writers and product managers.
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