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- The novel coronavirus has caused many layoffs across a variety of industries.
- Goldman Sachs analysts said the number of jobless claims could explode to a record 2.25 million, more than three times the previous record of 695,000 in 1982.
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The novel coronavirus and the threat of a looming economic recession has forced thousands of workers to be laid off or furloughed without pay.
The government reported that the number of new unemployment claims jumped to 281,000 for the week ending on March 14, a spike from the previous week’s 211,000. Goldman Sachs said the number of jobless claims could explode to a record 2.25 million, more than three times the previous record of 695,000 in 1982, during the 1980s recession.
The pandemic has also forced many to work remotely, as many businesses close their physical locations and employees self-quarantine to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This makes it an especially important time to look for remote work.
Software company Aha!
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- Aha! is a roadmap software company.
- The company is currently hiring a content editor, a writer, a front end developer, and more.
- Look for jobs at Aha! here.
Web development company Automattic
- Automattic is a web development company known for its work on websites like WordPress and Tumblr.
- The company is hiring a mobile engineer, a senior WordPress engineer, a director of business development, and more.
- Look for jobs at Automattic here.
Technology company Clevertech
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- Clevertech is a tech and engineering company that’s worked on product development for clients including KPMG and Barclays.
- Clevertech is hiring a product designer, a Python/React developer, a junior product development coordinator, and more.
- Look for jobs at Clevertech here.
Custom products company Collage.com
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- Collage.com makes customized products like personalized mugs and frames.
- Collage.com is hiring a software engineering manager, a senior full stack software engineer, and more.
- Look for jobs at Collage.com here.
Online learning company Evolving Wisdom
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- Evolving Wisdom is an online education company that offers courses on a range of topics, including love, success, and relationships.
- Evolving Wisdom is hiring a marketing coordinator, a program coordinator, and more.
- Look for jobs at Evolving Wisdom here.
Online coding platform GitLab
- GitLab is an online coding hub that offers products such as source code management and other tools for engineers.
- GitLab is hiring a senior sales manager, a senior brand designer, an area sales manager, and more.
- Look for jobs at GitLab here.
Accounting agency Greenback Expat Tax Services
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- Greenback Expat Tax Services is a tax prep company for Americans living abroad.
- Greenback Expat Tax Services is hiring a tax accountant, and a sales and customer champion.
- Look for jobs at Greenback Expat Tax Services here.
Digital product design company inVision
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- inVision is a design platform company that’s worked with companies like Lyft, HBO, and IBM.
- inVision is hiring an engineering manager, an IT systems manager, a sales manager, and more.
- Look for jobs at inVision here.
Digital media company LoveToKnow
- LoveToKnow is an online media company comprising of multiple websites including LoveToKnow.com and YourDictionary.com.
- LoveToKnow is hiring a senior SEO strategist.
- Look for jobs at LoveToKnow here.
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- MomsRising is a nonprofit and online community of mothers and families that organizes around causes such as paid medical leave and gun safety.
- MomsRising is hiring a campaign associate and social media specialist, and an immigration campaign director.
- Look for jobs at MomsRising here.
Tech and consulting company ScrapingHub
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- ScrapingHub turn websites into data with web scraping services.
- ScrapingHub is hiring a Python developer, and a quality assurance engineer.
- Look for jobs at ScrapingHub here.
Content management company Simple [A]
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- Simple [A] is a distributed technology consulting and training company.
- Simple [A] is hiring web content quality administrator, a content and UX engineer, and more.
- Look for jobs at Simple [A] here.
Online media company The Cheat Sheet
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- The Cheat Sheet is an online news company that covers celebrity and lifestyle news.
- The Cheat Sheet is hiring a full stack developer, an executive assistant, and an entertainment writer.
- Look for jobs at The Cheat Sheet here.
Time-tracking software company Time Doctor
- Time Doctor is a time tracking and productivity tool.
- Time Doctor is hiring a marketing growth senior manager, and a senior SAAS marketing and growth manager.
- Look for jobs at Time Doctor here.
Productivity tracking tool creator Toggl
- Toggl is a time tracking app headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.
- Toggl is hiring an editorial and social media marketer, a backend developer, a sales account executive, and more.
- Look for jobs at Toggl here.
Remote company and freelancing platform company Toptal
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- Toptal connects freelancers with jobs at startups.
- Toptal is hiring a business writer, a front end developer, a UX researcher, and more.
- Look for jobs at Toptal here.
Digital agency Tri.be
- Tri.be is a digital agency that has worked with companies such as MTV, SAP, and eBay.
- Tri.be is hiring a digital project manager, a front end engineer, a UI developer, and more.
- Look for jobs at Tri.be here.
Media company Upworthy
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- Upworthy is a media website focused on topics such as inspiring news, the environment, and social justice.
- Upworthy is hiring a web engineer and a deputy director of audience development.
- Look for jobs at Upworthy here.
Customer service company Working Solutions
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- Working Solutions outsources company contact centers.
- Working Solutions is hiring disaster relief customer service representatives and sales development representatives.
- Look for jobs at Working Solutions here.
IT company X-Team