Amid layoffs and shutdowns nationwide, many people are struggling with how to pay the bills. Here's something that may help a little in rural areas: Dollar General, CVS, and Walmart, which all have substantial presences in rural America, are on hiring sprees to help meet demand for their goods.

Dollar General Corp., which has a massive rural presence, is hiring up to 50,000 new employees for its more than 16,000 stores by the end of April. Most of the positions are expected to be temporary, but some may become permanent, Mike Snider reports for USA Today. The chain also says it plans to invest about $35 million in employee bonuses.

CVS Health announced Monday that it plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the coming weeks to deal with the surge in business. Walmart says it's hiring more than 150,000 new workers, Andrew Soergel reports for U.S. News & World Report. Walmart is offering bonuses between $150 and $300 for part-time and full-time employees.