Big pizza faces worker shortage
As Americans approach fall by staying home and ordering pizza, 66 Domino's franchise business and stores throughout the greater Portland area are still looking to hire about 275 workers. Open positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.
"Domino's works hard to serve local communities across the country and this area is no different," said David Orr, a Portland-area Domino's franchise owner. "The increased demand for deliveries has amplified the need for additional team members. Staffing is critical."
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. Stores throughout the area have implemented several cleanliness and sanitization precautions based on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include wearing a mask at all times, and increasing the sanitation of all frequently touched surfaces.
In mid-2020, Domino's launched a new way to order contactless carryout nationwide via Domino's Carside Delivery.
"Our hearts go out to those who have lost their jobs or face reduced hours due to the pandemic," Orr said. "Domino's is a great place to work, and our stores provide a fantastic opportunity to those who show initiative and a desire to advance. Whether you're looking for flexible hours, a part-time job a few days a week, or a new career, this is the place to be."
In the U.S., Domino's generates over 65% of sales via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those developed for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo and Twitter, as well as Domino's Hotspots, an ordering platform featuring over 200,000 unique, nontraditional delivery locations.
Worldwide it has more than 17,100 stores in over 90 markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $14.3 billion in 2019.
In June 2019, through an announced partnership with Nuro, Domino's furthered its exploration and testing of autonomous pizza delivery. In late 2019, Domino's opened the Domino's Innovation Garage adjacent to its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to fuel continued technology and operational innovation, while also launching its GPS technology, allowing customers to follow the progress of the delivery driver from store to doorstep.
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