Domino’s Pizza has announced another hiring spree as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, and is looking to hire 20,000 more employees, including delivery drivers, pizzamakers, customer-service representatives, managers and assistant managers at both their corporate and franchised stores, as well as workers for supply-chain centers. This hiring spree follows a similar announcement at the start of the pandemic, when Domino’s said it would be hiring 10,000 more employees to keep up with delivery demand.
The new hiring spree is meant to keep up with continued demand, and this time around, Domino’s is emphasizing that the surge of new (or returning) employees will help those in the industry that have faced layoffs or unemployment.
“We realize that these are tough times, and not only do we want to maintain strong service levels, but we also want to provide opportunities to those who have lost their jobs or are facing reduced hours,” Tom Curtis, Domino’s executive vice president of operations and support, said in a statement. “Domino’s stores offer flexible work options, which include part-time and full-time opportunities. If you’re looking for a steady income and want to be a part of a great team, we encourage you to apply.”
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based pizza chain reiterated that they continue to implement rigorous cleaning and food safety protocols during the pandemic, including the mandatory wearing of masks, the pizza pedestal for contactless delivery and continued closure of in-store dining options.
“The health and safety of the brand’s customers and store team members is our top priority, and because of that, Domino’s is continuing to offer contactless delivery and carryout, as well as Domino’s car-side delivery,” Curtis said.
The demand for a larger workforce matches Domino’s stellar performance during the pandemic, with same-store sales up 16.1% for the second quarter ended June 14, the strongest quarter for the company in nine years.
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