Shopping

The front of the Stater Bros. on Palm Avenue that is hiring temporary workers due to the coronavirus.

Over the past week a simple trip to the local grocery story is not so simple after many retail stores are sold out off high demand items due to the coronavirus pandemic.

To keep up some retailers are now hiring additional workers.

According to the job websites for Albertsons and Costco, they are hiring for all positions including bakery clerks, cashiers, deli clerks, and meat/seafood departments.

The Stater Bros. on Palm Avenue is hiring temporary workers.

Stores are also changing hours to give staff more time to clean, restock shelves and prepare for a possibility of a national or state curfew.

Stater Bros. has modified its operating hours to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Albertsons hours have changed to 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Costco’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays according to its website.

In the tech world T-Mobile has also taken extra steps to ensure that its network continues to perform and meet increased demand including improving spectrum sharing agreements with Comcast, DISH and others to deliver a 58 percent increase in capacity for its 600 MHz spectrum coverage. It has also implemented plans to expand roaming access for Sprint customers to support their needs.

T-Mobile’s Network Operations Centers will continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to monitor their network performance, including calls to 911 - and their technician workforce is on call to rapidly respond.

Access to unlimited data for all current T-Mobile customers on plans that have data will be provided with unlimited smartphone data while on the T-Mobile network until Wednesday, May 13. They will also be providing additional mobile hotspot data, offering Lifeline partners more data and increasing the data allowance for schools and students using EmpowerED over that same period of time.

If you shop online with T-Mobile they are offering free two-day shipping on devices until May.

Charter Spectrum is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who will be out of school due to the virus and who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription to any speed level up to 100 Mbps. Charter is partnering with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.

To enroll call 1 (844) 488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for any new student households.

Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high-speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.

Charter has also opened up its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.

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