Grocers, delivery services scramble to hire thousands of workers to help with a crush of business driven by the coronavirus

CHICAGO — As the city came to a standstill in an effort to contain the new coronavirus, many of David Falato’s employees chose to stay home.Falato co-owns five Jet’s Pizza franchises in Chicago. He sympathizes with his employees, who can return to work once they’re comfortable doing so, but with business still strong as customers stay home and order takeout, Falato was in need of help quick.“At each store I lost about 20% of the staff in the past week,” Falato said. “I need cashiers, line cooks and drivers to continue to operate.”On Thursday, Falato, who is recruiting about 20 workers, said he...


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