Domino’s intends to rent over 8,000 new drivers
Domino’s fast food chain has already hired thousands of employees over the past year to keep up with demand. The latest move is as the nationwide shortage of truck drivers continues to weigh on the UK economy. Domino’s said it offered good long-term prospects as more than 90% of store managers started out in the kitchen or as delivery drivers.
Domino’s also emphasized that most of the jobs on offer are permanent and not just for Christmas. However, according to an analysis by Jobsite Indeed, it can still struggle to recruit the workforce it needs.
At the beginning of this month, the proportion of job seekers looking for seasonal jobs was 27% below the same period in 2019 and 33% below the level of 2018. In June, Domino’s said it was hiring 5,000 cooks and delivery drivers as employees who worked during the Pandemic, returned to their previous roles after easing Covid restrictions.
Nicola Frampton, operations manager for Domino, said 2021 has been a busy year for the company, but the busiest time is “just around the corner”. So we are very keen to hear from those who want to participate. ”She added. At the same time, Domino’s sales rose 8.8% on a like-for-like basis to £ 375.8 million in the 13 weeks to September 26th.
Orders collected in stores rose 40.3% and are now 82% of pre-pandemic levels.
The chain said it was still on track to open 30 new stores this year, after opening five in the previous trading period.
The company said it sold seven pizzas a minute over the 13 weeks. Domino’s also warned that problems in the supply chain and rising wages for employees were beginning to have an effect.
“We have seen some of the effects of publicity pressures on labor availability and food cost inflation that we expect to continue into next year, but continue to take proactive, preventative measures to ensure our supply chains are world class -Service level is maintained and that cost increases are limited. “