Domino’s is looking to hire 1,800 new workers at its stores across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The announcement comes amid major upheavals continue in the food and restaurant industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused the closure of restaurants and layoffs of workers throughout the nation.
According to a report by Department of Labor, on the week ending on March 14, about 281,000 unemployment claims were registered, which is an increase of 70,000 from the previous week.
Domino’s about 180 franchisee-owned locations in Dallas-Fort Worth has openings in positions including delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.
“Domino’s works hard to serve local communities across the country and Dallas-Fort Worth is no different,” said Don Garman, a Dallas-Fort Worth-area Domino’s franchise owner. “Stores across this area are continuing to provide pizza to those who are looking for a delicious, hot meal, and at times like this, staffing is critical.”
According to Domino’s, all its stores can execute contactless delivery, as concerns over transmission of COVID-19 keeps growing.
Last week, the pizzamaker franchise had announced it will hire about 10,000 workers at its stores, nation-wide.
“While many local, state, and federal rules are closing dine-in restaurants, the opportunity to keep feeding our neighbors through delivery and carryout means that a small sense of normalcy is still available to everyone,” Domino’s CEO Richard Allison had said in a press release. “Our corporate and franchise stores want to make sure they’re not only feeding people, but also providing opportunity to those looking for work at this time, especially those in the heavily-impacted restaurant industry.”
Interested candidates can apply for jobs online at jobs.dominos.com.
Domino’s now join only a handful other large corporations that are looking to hiring people at this moment.
Ecommerce giant Amazon has openings for about 100,000 workers. Walmart has plans to hire 150,000 workers. While Kroger is looking to hire 10,000 working.
CVS Health announced on Monday that it is “embarking on the most ambitious hiring drive in the company’s history.” The pharmacy and drugstore company wants to hire 50,000 employees at its store.
“Our colleagues have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to providing essential goods and services at a time when they’re needed most,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, said in a statement. “As they continue to be there for the individuals and families we serve, we’re taking extra steps to provide some peace of mind and help them navigate these uncertain times.”