Coronavirus updates and resource page for our community in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

As America is dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, many businesses are forced to shut down nationwide. This is impacting millions of workers and putting financial stress on many families.

As a property management company, we want to help our tenants who may have been financially impacted by the current crisis. In an effort to provide help and guidance to our tenants and the local community, we will continue to provide information in the job sectors, government resources, state and federal assistance.

As the COVID19 situation continues to develop, we will continue to update this page.

How To Apply For Unemployment in RI & MA

The state of Rhode Island and the state of Massachusetts are taking steps to provide financial assistance by those who suffer a loss of income from the effects of the Coronavirus.

To learn what unemployment benefits are available as a result of business closures, click the following the state that applies to you:

App to Help You Find Temp Job in 24hrs

In an article from FOXBusiness, we learned about an App called MyWorckChoice to get temp work in 24 Hours. The App connects job seekers to companies currently hiring and get new employees trained for work in as little as twenty-four hours.

Click here to connect with MyWorkChoice.

Companies Hiring During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Amazon, Walmart, Domino’s Pizza are amongst the companies that have announced the creation of thousands of jobs in order to sustain the increased demand of online delivery services and food delivery.

Amazon Jobs in Rhode Island and South Coast Massachusetts.

With the increased demand of people ordering cleaning supplies, groceries, and other essential items on Amazon.com, the company is now hiring for:

  • Warehouse Jobs
  • Shoppers’ Jobs.

The warehouse jobs have different positions to offer. A warehouse team member can work in the fulfillment centers which consists of packing and shipping orders. Other employees can work in the sort centers to sort out packages between delivery trucks and ensure that Amazon meets the required delivery time.

Shopper Jobs work at Whole Foods stores and are hired to fulfill orders from Prime Now which is Amazon’s same-day delivery service. These shoppers' responsibilities are to locate and select items and package them for delivery.

Amazon does not require a resume or previous work experience. Candidates must be 18 or older to apply. Pay starts at $15/hr with a possible $2/hr bonus through Apr 30, 2020.

Domino's Pizza

The giant pizza chain has announced that it is planning to hire up to 10,000 workers. These positions include:

  • Pizza Makers
  • Delivery Experts
  • Customer Service Representatives

How to apply?

Check the Domino’s Pizza career page to see the latest jobs opportunities

https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/

WALMART

Walmart is planning to hire 150,000 new employees through the end of May. While these jobs are only going to be temporary opportunities, the world’s largest retailer is planning to convert many of them to permanent positions.  Walmart has seen a strong demand in the stores with people purchasing items online during the coronavirus outbreak.

The normal 14-day hiring process will be reduced from two-week to 24 hours to expedite the hiring process of cashiers and stockers.

How to apply?

All jobs will be posted on https://careers.walmart.com/

PEPSI

The beverage company has announced the creation of 6,000 new full-time jobs nationwide in the coming months. Their company is Cranston, RI has started posting job opportunities for:

  • Merchandiser
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Machine operator

How to apply?

Check the link below to see the job opportunities.

Pepsi Co Jobs in Cranston, RI

Senate Approves Significant Stimulus Package

What You Need To Know

The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), provides a detailed summary of what you need to know about the proposed stimulus package.

The United States Senate has unanimously approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill will be sent to the House for consideration. It is expected to receive quick consideration and approval. President Trump has indicated he will sign the bill.

Read the Summary Here

Please visit the Rhode Island Department of Health’s dedicated web page, or call the RIDOH dedicated COVID-19 info line at 401-222-8022 for more information on COVID-19.

As a local business and member of your community,  we want to provide as much guidance and help you navigate through this time of uncertainty.

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us directly info@blackstoneri.com or (401)-223-2838. We will do our best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

Stay well, stay healthy

The Blackstone Group Leasing & Management Team