There are several businesses looking to hire people to fill high-demand jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.


The company announced it will be awarding bonuses to employees who are required to be at CVS facilities to assist patients and customers in this time of unprecedented need. Bonuses will range from $150 to $500. They will be awarded to pharmacists and other health care professionals, store associates and managers and other site-based hourly employees. Apply at

Dollar General

Candidates can learn more about a variety of opportunities across the Dollar General network and apply for available openings here. Dollar General currently anticipates the majority of these roles to be temporary but says long-term career growth opportunities will be available to some new employees.


Kroger CEO: We have hired 2,000 people and have 10,000 openings due to coronavirus demand. Apply at

Metropolitan Detention Center

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center is still hiring and training correctional officers amid the coronavirus pandemic. MDC says the closures of their hiring events have had an effect on their recruitment efforts so they are in need of correctional officers. MDC says that a virtual recruiting campaign is in the works and that there is an upcoming academy class starting in May. For more information about a job as an MDC correctional officer visit their recruiting website or call 505-839-8999.

New Mexico Department of Heath

NMDOH and the State Personnel Office are looking to fill 200 to 250 contact-tracing positions around the state. The positions range from entry-level through supervisory. Work will be done remotely, and hiring will be done virtually. Qualifications include experience in a health-related field or work with communities on social service matters, social work or case management.

To apply for a contact-tracing position, applicants should log into the State Personnel Office website at and navigate to “View Job Opportunities and Apply” at the top right. The contact tracing positions will be at the top of the state job listings.

New Mexico Department of Transportation

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two is looking to fill essential worker positions in maintenance, construction, engineering, and business support in Southeastern New Mexico.

There are positions available in several areas of District Two, which includes ten counties, incorporating approximately 7,750 lane miles of state highway and 530 bridge structures, with more than thirty construction and maintenance projects underway at any given time.

To apply for a job with NMDOT District Two, please contact Sabrina Sanders, Human Resources Training and Labor Specialist at  or (575) 626-6979.  Other full time positions, visit

New Mexico U.S. Post Offices

Multiple positions are available throughout the state with hourly wages range from $17 to $19 with a variety of shifts available, including indoor and outdoor work. The jobs are available now and the only place to apply is From the website, click on “Search Jobs,” select “New Mexico,” click “Start,” then click on the link for the appropriate job.

SAS Retail Services

SAS Retail Services is hiring associates nationwide to provide in-store, warehouse and distribution support to its grocery retail partners, who are working to keep products available to shoppers during the COVID-19 pandemic. See PT job listing in New Mexico


Securitas Security Services North America is actively hiring significant numbers of security officers in selected locations throughout the U.S. In New Mexico, the company will be hiring in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Espanola, and Las Vegas. All Securitas positions require drug and background screening. Interested candidates can apply online at


Smith’s Food & Drug Stores today announced that it is hiring workers immediately to deal with increased demand in response to COVID-19. To help keep shelves stocked with fresh, affordable food and essential items, Smith’s is working relentlessly to replenish shelves that require more restocking than usual, along with extra deep cleaning to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading. Apply at


Sprouts Farmers Market is filling more than 140 roles across its stores in New Mexico. Positions range from hourly part-time roles to core management roles. All interested candidates may apply either online at or by texting the word “careers” to 480-800-8056.  We are not encouraging walk-in applications at this time.


Walmart says it plans to hire 500 truck drivers to meet demand from its e-commerce business. Interested drivers who meet Walmart’s criteria can apply at

They also announced plans to provide a special cash bonus for hourly associates. The bonus is for all U.S. hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain, and offices. The bonus will be $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates and will add up to more than $365 million. Every hourly associate employed by the company as of March 1 will qualify, and it will payout on April 2. Apply at

University of New Mexico Hospital

The University of New Mexico is hiring registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians according to a post on their Facebook page. Visit to apply today.

Looking to Hire?

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