7-Eleven is adding 20,000 more jobs to meet demand
Staff will keep the store stocked and clean, as well as fulfil online orders
This is an incredibly difficult time for people working in many different industries — with food service staff being particularly hard hit as a result of restaurant closures and social distancing. But one sector that seems to be doing quite well is retail (we reported yesterday on the huge jump in online grocery orders).
Today 7-Eleven (which, fun fact, is the world’s largest retailer) announced that it will be hiring up to 20,000 new store employees. It’s a move they’re taking to meet increased demand for products during the coronavirus pandemic.
"7-Eleven is a neighborhood store and it's our priority to serve the communities in which we operate during this unprecedented crisis," said 7-Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer Joe DePinto. "Between 7-Eleven, Inc. and our franchised business owners, we expect as many as 20,000 store employees to be hired in the coming months. This will provide job opportunities and ensure 7-Eleven stores remain clean and in-stock with the goods our customers need during this critical time."
As well we keeping stores well stocked and clean for customers, 7-Eleven said it expects that the new store position will help meet a boom in mobile orders through its 7NOW delivery app. You can get milk, bread, drinks and other staples through the app - as well as over-the-counter medicine through the app.
"Locally owned and operated 7-Eleven stores are really going above and beyond to serve their communities," said DePinto. "I'd like to thank 7-Eleven Franchisees and corporate store employees for everything they are doing to provide necessary products and services to customers in need."