BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you are unemployed, underemployed or furloughed right now and need a job, there are several companies and organizations that are hiring people locally.

These organizations include ones that are essential business and are increasing their workforce to meet demand during the pandemic.

You can click the name of the employer to be taken directly to their website.

ARC of Erie County

The ARC of Erie County is looking to hire direct support professionals immediately. They've increased their starting wage by $2 an hour, and will be doing virtual job interviews and orientation. 

You must prove that you have not traveled out of the state or country in the last month, as well as complete a health assessment. 

ARC is also taking several measures to protect their employees and those interested in working with them, including an increase in temperature screenings, strengthening the protocols regarding putting on or taking off clothing, and suspending visitors at all residential sites. 

You can contact the Arc Erie County New York Hiring Manager Carl Camardo directly at (716) 346-0408 or click here to see available jobs.


Amazon plans to hire 100,000 employees to meet online shopping demands. Locally, as of Thursday, Amazon is looking for people to work in their Tonawanda and Lancaster locations.

To search jobs and apply, click here.

Amazon's move to hire more employees came just days before employees at several warehouses across the country tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information about how Amazon responded, click here: Workers in several Amazon warehouses test positive for coronavirus.

Aspire of WNY

Autumn View Health Care Facility

BryLin Behavioral Health System

They are hiring RN's, LPN's, mental health technicians, environmental services and support roles. 


Catholic Health

Cazenovia Recovery

Child & Family Services

Community Services for Every1

Community Services for Every1 is hiring for multiple positions throughout the area.

Curbell Inc.

CVS Pharmacies

Dash's Market

Dash's is hiring part-time and full-time workers across their locations, according to their employment web page.

Dollar General

Elmhurst Dairy

Located in Elma, Elmhurst Dairy produces popular dairy-alternative milks, and is owned by Steuben Foods. They are currently hiring all positions.

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)

ECMC currently has 221 openings, according to its hiring website, for various positions.

Endeavor Health Services 

Garden Gate Health Care Facility 

General Mills

Harris Hill Nursing Facility

Heritage Christian Services


HiOperator is a local start-up that is a customer service provider for businesses. 

According to its Indeed Jobs page, they are looking to hire multiple full-time positions immediately, and says that while these positions are temporary, workers could be considered for full-time employment. Workers are also eligible for health benefits after working at the company for a month.

Independent Health 


Instacart is a digital grocery pickup and delivery platform. Instacart shoppers either "shop" for groceries for customers who order online from stores like Tops and Wegmans, they deliver the groceries to the customer, or both. Wages are based on the orders fulfilled. You choose your hours.

Just Holster It 

Kaleida Health

Kaleida has more than 296 openings, which include medical professionals for its COVID-19 response team.

Kreher Family Farms

Northgate Health Care Facility

O-at-ka Milk Products

O-at-ka Milk is hiring full-time positions at its Batavia plant.

OLV Human Services

OLV Human Services has a mix of part-time and full-time positions available throughout Western New York.

People Inc.

People Inc is looking for direct support professionals as well as behavior technicians to work.  Both of these roles help people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in community-based residential locations.

People Inc. is looking to hire part-time, full-time and temporary workers to work in its locations throughout Western New York and Rochester. Specifically, there are immediate openings in Angola, Boston, East Aurora, Evans, Farnham, Grand Island and Orchard Park.

Open positions are for mainly evening, overnight and weekend shifts, with additional pay for those working overnight and weekends. Paid training and benefits are available.  

Seneca Health Care Center 

SERVPRO Southtowns

SERVEPRO repairs/restores personal properties. They are hiring, and you can also call them at (716) 646-6684 to ask about openings.

Steuben Foods

Suburban Adult Services

Suburban Adult Services has several openings throughout Western New York, including for direct support professionals, who assist people with developmental disabilities.

The McGuire Group Health Care Facilities 

Tops Markets

U.S. Small Business Administration 

Upstate Niagara Cooperative

Upstate Milk is hiring, including at their West Seneca plant. 



Wegmans says they are looking to hire a few hundred people over the next two months, including both part-time and full-time positions. New employees would be eligible for the extra $2 an hour pay Wegmans instated for those working during the pandemic. 

Wegmans is hiring in all departments, but with a larger need for cashiers and people to stock the store. Full-time jobs in culinary and management are also available. 

To search jobs and apply, click here. 

Buffalo Employment and Training Center

The Buffalo Employment and Training Center is available to also assist those looking for jobs. To learn more, click here.

Are you a company looking to hire?

Email your job listing, including a link to your application/jobs portal, and a two to three line description (the jobs you are looking to fill, where you are located and what your company does) to emyle.watkins@wgrz.com be included on this list.

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