Taco Bell commits to hiring 30,000 workers this summer

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By staff

Irvine-based Taco Bell last week announced its commitment to hire as many as 30,000 new employees at all levels this summer, including adding new positions to meet new needs as the company adjusts its operations in the midst of the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. 

The company says it will ramp up drive-through staffing in anticipation of more drive-through demand. Delivery, curbside pickup and mobile orders will be another area of focus. 

A joint effort between company-owned and franchised stores, all involved will keep safety as a top priority as it hires new staff, the company says. Already in place are temperature checks for employees. That will continue, as well as the requirement for staffers to wear masks and gloves and maintain social distancing. 

“During these tough times, we want job-seekers to know that we’re hiring and we’re safe,” said Kelly McCulloch, Taco Bell’s Chief People Officer. 

The interview process may look a little different, too, with this next hiring wave as states continue to reopen. According to the company, it will be adopting virtual and curbside interviews, now considered best practices for hiring. 

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