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Temporary part-time or remote work during COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus has disrupted many students' employment situations. To help students find part-time, remote, and work-from-home opportunities, we have compiled the resources below. While we understand the need to work, we advise students to follow all recommended safety precautions during any employment situation. 

Local hiring for face-to-face jobs in communities

  • Grocery stores, hardware stores, and pharmacy stores are hiring temporary staff to help with stocking and curbside delivery, and also to fill in for regular employees who have to stay home to care for family members or are ill themselves - students should check with their local stores.
  • Amazon is mass-hiring for warehouses and delivery (expected to add around 100,000 employees to meet demand). 
  • Grocery delivery services  (Shipt, instacart, etc). Click on this link and then enter in your location to find jobs near you.
  • Third-party food delivery services (UberEats, Door Dash, Grubhub, Mr Delivery, etc) could still be hiring in your area.
  • Tutoring opportunities could be available in your area - since schools are closed, many families seek tutors. Check with neighbors, advertise on personal social media, or join your neighborhood on the Nextdoor app to search for opportunities.
  • Some chain restaurants are hiring people to package orders, deliver orders, and to fill in for people who have to take leave.

Web Resources

The following sites have filters for remote or work from home, part-time, and entry level jobs 

Additional resources 

  • The Muse (only filters remote, entry-level, mid-level, senior-level)
  • ZipRecruiter (only filters work from home and part-time):
  • SkillCrush blog posted the best 25+ sites for finding remote jobs. The beginning of the article explains the difference between working from home, telecommuting, and working remotely; then each entry includes the website, what skills it focuses on, and how the site is organized. We did not vet any of these boards to see if candidates or employers are charged fees. Remember, that this situation is temporary and finding a long-term remote job may not be best for you. The resources listed first may be the best for you in the short term.
  • Want your resume reviewed before you apply? Set up a phone appointment in Handshake or by emailing You will be set up with a career advisor.

The Career Center is open and here to help. Contact us via Handshake,, or 508.999.8658 to schedule a time to speak with a career advisor.


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