Now Hiring: Which Companies are Seeking New Employees During the Vegas Shutdown?

March 26, 2020 - 5:17 pm

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As a service-oriented destination, Las Vegas is being hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory 30-day shutdown of non-essential businesses in Nevada. Thousands are suddenly out of work with no guarantee of when the crisis will settle down. Fortunately, a few businesses aren't just surviving, but thriving in Las Vegas. Here are the ones currently looking to hire a few good employees. 


With household items in high-demand, supermarkets are working overtime to keep shelves stocked. Albertsons is coordinating with nearly 20 companies, including MGM Resorts, Hilton and Regal Cinemas to fill 30,000 positions across the country with furloughed workers. The idea is to welcome part-time employees who will return to their original job once the crisis is over. Candidates are being directed to an exclusive online application portal by their current employer. 


Online commerce is booming with families staying away from brick-and-mortar shops during the self-quarantine. Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 additional employees throughout the United States, including warehouse workers and delivery drivers. Jobs range from $15 to $17 an hour. In some cases, no experience is required. Sign up online for digital job alerts to learn about the latest openings. 


Healthcare workers are always in demand, especially when resources are stretched thin during a pandemic. Chrysalis is a local Las Vegas company looking to hire about 100 new employees for round-the-clock home care services. Much of the work involves tending to adults with developmental disabilities. Full training is provided. Candidates with a kind demeanor will be considered. Apply online. 

CVS Health

CVS Health is carrying out the most ambitious hiring drive in the company's history. About 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles are available, ranging from sales associates to distribution center employees. Applicants will be considered via virtual online job fairs, interviews and tryouts to comply with social distancing. Visit the CVS Health website to learn more. The company is also handing out bonuses, between $150 and $500, to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals as well as store managers and associates who are on the frontlines facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

DM Productions

DM Productions is hiring call center employees to work from home. Positions offer flexible hours and an opportunity to represent Fortune 500 companies without leaving self-quarantine. Applicants need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have their own computer with Windows 10 and hard-line high-speed internet in a quiet workspace. They must also pass a background check. Visit DM Productions' website to apply. 

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar 

With families looking for discounts on common household items, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are hiring about 50,000 employees. Positions are available in stores and distribution centers through Nevada. Apply online with either Dollar Tree or Family Dollar.


When it comes to delivery dining, pizza joints have cornered the market for years. As U.S. cities continue to follow shutdown orders, chains like Domino's are in high-demand. The company has 10,000 positions to fill, from pizza makers to delivery drivers. Apply online. Other pizza chains like Papa John'sPizza Hut and Hungry Howie's are also hiring right now. 

La Bonita Supermarkets

The family-owned hispanic grocery chain has six valley locations, including one that recently opened in Henderson. The company is looking to hire for all in-store positions with Spanish-speaking candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Visit La Bonita's website to learn more. 

Siegel Group Nevada

The Las Vegas company is looking to hire front desk, housekeeping and maintenance workers for its Siegel Suites chain of low-cost short-term apartments. The Siegel Group portfolio also includes the Artisan boutique hotel, currently closed during the shutdown, and Pinkbox Doughnuts, which is working around the clock with delivery especially popular right now. Email the company directly for the latest on openings for all three brands.    

Smart & Final

The discount grocery chain is wasting no time in onboarding new employees, recently hiring more than 700 workers in less than a week. Smart & Final, which brings a no frills approach to low-cost shopping, has seven locations in Southern Nevada, plus another in Bullhead City. Those looking to help with customer service, cleaning and stocking should apply online directly

Smith's Food & Drug

Smith's is just one of several major grocery chains working to navigate high-demand and long lines while modifying hours to keep stores clean and shelves stocked. The company is looking to hire at all its locations, including 36 in the Las Vegas Valley and one in Pahrump. Apply online or ask for an application in store. Some positions are well-suited for those seeking overnight hours to help the stores prepare for the following day's customer rush.

As working remote continues to pick up steam, is hiring for technical and customer service agents in virtual support center roles. Benefits include paid training, health insurance, paid time off and performance bonuses. Agents may also be eligible for non-taxable reimbursement for using their own equipment, including laptops and phones. Visit the company's online job listings to learn more and apply. 

Trader Joe's

The boutique grocery chain is hiring temporary crew positions in four Las Vegas Valley locations. Pay ranges from $11 to $18 per hour. Visit the company's website to learn more and apply. 


Between now and the end of May, Walmart is looking to hire 100,000 employees in temporary positions with the potential to become permanent. About 1,300 of those jobs are in Nevada. The retail giant is using an expedited hiring process during the current economic crisis with a 24-hour turnaround time. Visit Walmart's online jobs page for consideration.