Restaurants and bars added nearly 1.4 million jobs in May as it reopened across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While restaurants and bars are categorized by countries as essential businesses that can only work on request and delivery, many are still closed during home stay requests. Some companies have found it difficult to adopt this model, are economically ineffective, or have other public health concerns.
Among other industries that witnessed the gains of the construction sector, the number of jobs increased by 464,000 in May, and recovered nearly half of what they lost in April. The construction activity is part of the first stage of the reopening of many projects resuming work.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said this week that the company has hired more than 300,000 partners in the U.S. starting in March, mostly temporary workers, to help “ease some of the burden” current store workers are giving and those who have lost their jobs more opportunities.
Factory jobs have also reappeared, as they fit into the first phase of the reopening. The manufacturing industry added 225,000 jobs.
While hospitals and other basic medical services remained open, dentists closed their offices, only seeing patients requiring urgent care.
Healthcare salaries jumped significantly in May, supported 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 terms of patients returning with confidence in their doctor and understanding the relationship between good oral health and overall body health,” said Pat Power, President and CEO. From Heartland Dental, which supports more than 1,000 dental practices in the United States. The company estimates that dental offices have added nearly 6,000 jobs, all of whom are vacation staff.
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CNN Business Anken Tappy contributed to this report.