SEATTLE — Americans are facing layoffs and unemployment in mass numbers — and Washington workers have been hit hard. It’s a stressful and growing consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Washington Unemployment Security Department (which is among those hiring) has an unprecedented number of new requests for assistance.

Essential services allowed to continue are those most likely to seek additional employees during the coronavirus pandemic due to increased demand. Those include but are not limited to healthcare workers, grocery services, and marijuana growers and stores.

RELATED: These essential businesses can stay open during Washington’s stay-at-home order

Here is a growing list of job leads in the Pacific Northwest:


The mini-mart giant is hiring 20,000 new workers nationwide to accommodate the increased demand at stores

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