Domino’s Pizza plans to hire 5,000 more staff in the UK following a rise in demand for takeaway food during the coronavirus pandemic.
The chain is one of the few hospitality businesses not to have suffered during the last six months, with sales in the first half up 5%.
It said its ability to remain open for delivery while many other foodservice providers remained closed has provided an opportunity for it to increase its headcount.
Pizza chef positions, customer service workers and delivery driver roles are among the vacancies it has created, which come on top of the 6,000 jobs it previously said would be available from its franchisees operating more outlets.
Chief executive Dominic Paul said: “It was a privilege to keep our stores open during Covid-19 and to now be in a position to offer thousands more people the opportunity to become a Domino’s team member.
“We’re also delighted to have applied to support the Government’s Kickstart scheme, offering young people the chance to get back into work and to build lifelong skills through our training programmes.”
“Together, these over 6,000 new roles will help Domino’s continue to safely serve our local communities as we head towards the busy festive period.”