With many Americans homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for delivery is soaring. Three national pizza chains -- Pizza Hut, Papa John's and Domino's are expanding their staffs and hiring to fill more than 60,000 positions nationwide.
Pizza Hut is hiring for 30,000 permanent positions nationwide and putting new procedures in place – and doubling down on others – to meet the changing demands of customers.
With an increased focus on the safety of both customers and employees, Pizza Hut is now offering contactless delivery nationwide, contactless carryout, and where possible, curbside pickup.
New Hiring Procedures
To mobilize its workforce quicker, Pizza Hut is expediting its hiring and onboarding process to accommodate people who are looking for jobs now, and to get delivery drivers on the road more rapidly. The new process aims to have delivery drivers trained and on the road safely in five hours, which is nearly 3x quicker than the previous training procedure.
“Given the increased demand we’re seeing for delivery, we’re hiring new team members to help us feed America,” said Kevin Hochman, president of Pizza Hut U.S. “Whether through contactless delivery, curbside pickup, or carryout, we’re here to serve oven-hot pizza however customers want to get it.”
Papa John’s is hiring up to 20,000 team members, and many of those job seekers can start the same day.
“For anyone looking for immediate ways to earn an income, we’re making it quick and simple to apply, interview and be hired at Papa John’s,” said Marvin Boakye, Papa John’s chief people and diversity officer. “We want to add talented team members to our Papa John’s family across the country to deliver food safely to our customers’ doorsteps. We are in the unique position – as a restaurant that specializes in delivery and carryout – to help our communities through this crisis.”
The company is implementing additional health and safety precautions, like enhanced restaurant sanitation measures and No Contact Delivery with online payment.
Domino’s is hiring for up to 10,000 positions at stores across the country, according to the Associated Press, as demand for delivery, and contactless delivery options, is increasing.