More than 400 Taco Bell restaurants across the country will be hosting hiring parties Tuesday, a festive program the Irvine, Calif.-based chain first tested in 2018 to attract more applicants.
The event, now in its third year, has been modified to incorporate social-distancing protocols as the company looks to hire hundreds of employees for the busy holiday season. The events typically include free swag and food for potential applicants. In the past, the company has targeted teens, a pool of job candidates that quick-service chains have seen dwindle in recent years.
“From students who may be home for the holidays due to altered campus schedules, to people whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic, Taco Bell is a great option for part-time or full-time work,” the company said.
New safety protocols include drive-up interviews, so candidates do not have to leave their car. Taco Bell isn’t the first quick-service chain to conduct “drive up” interviews. In September, McDonald’s operators in Southern California held a similar hiring event.
Tables and chairs will be six feet apart and set up outside under tents. Parties will be held from 2-5 p.m. To find a hiring party, Taco Bell said those interested can call their local restaurant.
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