Restaurants and bars added nearly 1.4 million jobs in May after reopening across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Although restaurants and bars are classified as basic businesses that can only work on pick-up and delivery, many are still closed during home orders. Some companies found it difficult or economically impossible to adopt this model or had other public health problems.
Another industry that made a profit was the construction sector, where the number of jobs rose by 464,000 in May, bringing back almost half of what they lost in April. Construction activities are part of the first phase of reopening and many projects are continuing work.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said this week that the company has hired more than 300,000 associates in the U.S. since March, mostly temporary workers, to “ease some of the burden they face” current store workers and provide more opportunities for those who they lost their jobs,
Factory jobs have also returned, as they fit into the first phase of reopening. The manufacturing industry added 225,000 jobs.
While hospitals and other emergency medical services remained open, dentists closed their offices seeing only patients in need of emergency care.
Healthcare workers jumped significantly in May, spurred by the reopening of dental offices, which added 244,800 jobs.
“This news is certainly encouraging for the economy and the dental industry, but it is also important in that patients return with confidence and confidence in their doctor and understand the link between good oral health and overall body health,” said Pat Bauer, president and CEO. Heartland Dental, which supports over 1,000 dental practices in the United States. The company estimates that these dental practices have added nearly 6,000 jobs, and all of them are employees returning from school.
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CNN Business’ Anneken Tappe contributed to this report.
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