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Taco Bell to hire 30,000 employees this summer

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 20:12:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While many companies are laying off employees, Taco Bell isn't one of them. The fast-food chain is going on a hiring spree.

Taco Bell says it wants to hire at least 30,000 workers to fill traditional team member jobs, plus new roles related to enhanced safety and social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly-created positions are intended to keep the drive-thru running smoothly, to manage delivery, curb-side pickup and mobile app orders, and to maintain industry-leading sanitation and cleanliness practices, according to a company statement.

"Since COVID-19 became a reality, we have continued our commitment to putting our people first,'' said Kelly McCulloch, the chief people officer at Taco Bell. "We work closely with our franchisees to ensure that we're meeting the needs of our restaurant teams. Their safety and well-being remain our first priority. With this new hiring wave, we look forward to expanding our Taco Bell family and providing great, safe jobs to even more people."

Taco Bell previously instituted various safety measures, including temperature checks, contactless service and mask and glove requirements.

Interviews will be done virtually and curbside.

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