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Here's over 35 companies hiring or offering work from home positions

Companies continue to hire to meet coronavirus-related demands, such as deliveries, essential services and technology companies.

ATLANTA — Many people have, will, or may lose their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The people who are particularly vulnerable to losing their jobs, cannot afford to do so.

According to the Job Quality Index, from the Cornell Law School and others, 37 million jobs may be at risk.

The study reads, “The list assumes that the COVID-19 crisis does not ultimately result in widespread, long-term, layoffs of goods-producing workers (i.e. that the crisis will be of modest duration). It focuses on those workers in sectors that are effectively being forced to shut down as a result of social-distancing recommendations or shelter-in-place requirements.”

The most vulnerable jobs include restaurants, food and beverage workers, retail, education, automobile services, travel, attractions, sports, and entertainment.

The Job Quality Index shows people with a weekly average income of under $800, remain the most at-risk population.

According to the Department of Labor, there were 133,820 claims during the week of March 22 through March 28, the highest number of claims it has ever processed in a week. The state said this represents an increase of 1102% over the prior week ending March 21 with 12,140 claims - more claims than were filed during the peak of the 2008-2009 recession.

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Still, companies continue to hire to meet coronavirus-related demands, such as delivery firms, essential services and technology companies. And others, like Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, say that they do not plan layoffs. 

Here’s a list of companies hiring or offering work-from-home positions:

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