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Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark has announced that the company will be hiring 50,000 workers and delivering bonuses to employees who are required to work on-site during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company plans to immediately hire 50,000 people for full-time, part-time and temporary jobs, including store positions, home delivery drivers, distribution workers and customer service representatives.
The company also announced it would give 24 hours of paid sick leave to part-time employees during the pandemic. Workers who test positive or need to be quarantined are also eligible for 14 days of paid leave.
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Community Action Agency is available to help those with a need for assistance with things such as food and utilities. To learn more, call 211.
The U.S. Small Business Association is offering the Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to help small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID 19. Learn more here.
The United Way has launched the COVID 19 Community Economic Relief fund to help people will bills, rent and food. Call 1-(866) 211-9966 and provide your zip code to be given a list of local agencies.