These companies are hiring -- rapidly -- during the coronavirus crisis

Kroger and its subsidiaries have been expanding, like other major grocery store chains during the pandemic. The second largest grocer in the US is still looking to hire about 6,800 people from coast to coast to keep up with consumer demand.
Kroger and its subsidiaries have been expanding, like other major grocery store chains during the pandemic. The second largest grocer in the US is still looking to hire about 6,800 people from coast to coast to keep up with consumer demand. (Kroger Co)

(CNN) -- Businesses shut down across America during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to millions of layoffs and furloughs.

The US job market is attempting to emerge from its worst downturn in modern memory. But it's not all doom and gloom on the employment front. There are still companies hiring amid the economic calamity as changing consumer habits compel employers in a wide variety of industries to stock up on talent.

Here are several:

Grocery and retail

The Kroger Company

Kroger and its subsidiaries have been expanding, like other major grocery store chains during the pandemic. The second largest grocer in the US is still looking to hire about 6,800 people from coast to coast to keep up with consumer demand.

Kroger says it has hired more than 100,000 workers since mid-March and has focused on recruiting workers laid off from restaurants, hotels and food service distributors.

The company is still looking to fill roles in its e-commerce, manufacturing and distribution center divisions.