As the country adjusts to handle the coronavirus outbreak, millions of lives have been interrupted in one way or another. In addition to those who are sick and their loved ones, COVID-19 has shut down non-essential businesses and forced more than 10 million Americans out of the workforce. In the final two weeks of March, there were a record-high number of initial unemployment claims.
Since most brick-and-mortar businesses have shut down or cut back operations, finding work now can be tough too. Any jobs requiring physical interactions or in-office work aren’t viable, with nearly every U.S. state mandating citizens to stay indoors at all times.
Luckily, thanks to the wealth of technology available, a lot of jobs can be done remotely. If you’re looking for work while quarantined, here are some companies still hiring. (Also, if you’ve never worked from home or aren’t comfortable doing it, here are some tips to help you settle in!)
Great Minds: This education non-profit provides students with high-quality education in liberal arts and sciences, and is hiring in plenty of remote positions. Check out their full list of work-from-home jobs.
K12: Designed to help educate students from kindergarten through high school, K12 has always offered flexible, remote jobs to provide students with as many resources as possible.
Tutor.com: If you want to work with college students, Tutor.com is hiring part-time essay writing tutors to help boost grades. The position is completely remote, and the company will set you up with students!
QKids: This tutoring service is urgently looking for anyone with an English teaching certificate to work remotely as a part-time tutor. Even if you don’t have a certificate, the company can help fast track you to earn one before you start tutoring.
Dialog Direct: This work-from-home customer service position requires a high school diploma or GED and one year’s experience in the field. If you’re qualified, you’d be taking incoming calls from customers for this marketing company.
PNC: The Pittsburgh-based bank PNC is looking to hire a remote customer service representative with very few experiential requirements. If you have any customer service experience in the past, you can apply for this gig!
Kforce: This remote, full-time customer service job only requires you to have a strong internet connection and great person-to-person skills.
Hope Career Placement: If you have a passion for sales and great people skills, this full-time sales agent job with Hope Career Placement could be a perfect fit for you.
MyShopManager: Already a major auto shop marketplace, MyShopManager is looking to expand its sales team by adding a remote business development representative. All they ask is that you have a home office and a strong work ethic.
Teambuilding.com: This innovative company helps companies build strong internal relationships, but Teambuilding.com wants to build its own team as well. They’re hiring a full-time, remote sales rep and offering a flexible schedule with solid pay.
Appen: If you’re a social media savant looking for a flexible part-time gig, this social media evaluator position is perfect for you. You just need to be a hard-working self-starter with a good internet connection and knowledge of social media.
FancyHands: If people are busy with too many things on their plate, you can get paid to lend a hand. FancyHands offers $5 per task you complete for someone else, whether that’s making a phone call, recording data, or comparing prices. Hours are flexible and you can do as much as you want!
Mommy Jobs Online: This healthcare services company is looking for a remote transcription assistant to handle clerical work in this full-time position. Your role would be engaging with and selling to prospective clients and while sales experience is preferred, it is not mandatory.
Motion Recruitment: This company is currently looking to hire 40 full-time remote data analysts from anywhere in the country for an entry-level position with no experience needed.
Vicky Virtual: Since many small businesses can’t afford receptionists or assistants, they can hire part-time workers through Vicky Virtual. If you’re a good typer, well-organized, and calm under stress, you’d make a perfect virtual assistant.