They’re people too.
I just visited one of the local stores, all the signs are in the window starting today.
I friend I’ve had since high school works there, for now, told me that asshats are calling with stupid questions, other people shopping there are just being cruel to the workers to their faces.
You don’t have to ask if they’re hiring, just to make your BFF laugh. They’ve all lost any accumulated vacation & sick days, and they’re not “allowed” to take them now. So, be nice...

EDIT: I forgot to add one more point; the upper level management who caused allowed this to happen gave themselves a nice little raise before throwing the switch. Which, of course, ups the ante in their golden parachutes.
The Employees Got Nothing.