Taco Bell said it will launch its fourth annual hiring party at 2,000 U.S. stores with the goal of hiring 5,000 people through drive-up.
Taco Bell plans to hire at least 5,000 workers in a single day later this month when the Mexican-inspired food chain temporarily converts restaurant parking lots into job fairs.
Adhering to COVID-19 safety precautions, this year's Hiring Parties will be held outside, in creative locations like patio areas—some candidates may even be able to participate in drive-up interviews without needing to leave their car. Among other protocols, all participants and interview spots will stay at least six feet apart and masks are mandatory.
"This initiative continues to be successful for us year after year, and we welcome candidates to join in to learn more about what makes Taco Bell a great place to work,"
Kelly McCulloch, Taco Bell chief people officer, said in the release.
Whether employees are simply looking to start with Taco Bell for their first job, or stay with the brand for longer-term career growth, Taco Bell restaurants have as much variety in its job opportunities as it does in its menu. Taco Bell has continued to evolve its benefits for corporate employees who stay with the brand over time.
Collaborating closely with its franchisees, Taco Bell restaurants have pivoted their roles and recruitment efforts in navigating the past year. The goal is to hire 5,000 team members across the system for the April Hiring Parties day as Taco Bell looks ahead to more restaurant reopenings, remodels, and new builds throughout 2021.
Open roles will vary per each restaurant's needs but will include positions at all levels, from Food Champion to General Manager. Restaurants will also be hiring for more 'bellhops' to support drive-thru service with tablet ordering.
In working towards its goal of having 10,000 locations open globally this decade, Taco Bell restaurants are just as excited to continue offering more elevated, innovative opportunities for team members.