Domino’s Pizza has announced plans to hire 8,000 drivers in the run-up to Christmas, but acknowledged that employers are struggling to hire.
The fast food chain is the latest big name to reveal that it is looking to hire more workers for the holiday season – following Tesco, Royal Mail and Amazon – at a time when positions are vacant across the Kingdom -United. are at an all time high.
He disclosed the plans when releasing the latest quarterly results, showing an 8.8% increase in like-for-like sales to £ 375.8million for the 13 weeks leading up to September 26.
Domino’s said this resulted in seven pizzas per second sold in the quarter, with online orders peaking at 13 per second – a total of half a million – on July 3 as England faced off against the ‘Ukraine in the Euros football tournament.
Managing Director Dominic Paul said the company has achieved “exceptional results, despite well-publicized inflationary pressures and a tough job market” – and said these challenges are expected to last until 2022.
Nicola Frampton, Group COO, said: “Although 2021 has been a busy year for us so far, we still have our busiest time on our doorstep.
“Our delivery drivers are essential to the service we provide to our customers and to the success of our business, so we look forward to hearing from those who want to join the Domino’s team.”
Most of the 8,000 driver jobs hired in the UK and Ireland before Christmas are expected to become permanent.
Domino’s was unable to comment on whether a higher salary would be offered to try to ensure that it hires the workers it needs, as it operates a franchise model where different rates are set in different locations.
The plans follow Tesco’s announcement that it is looking for 30,000 temporary workers, while Royal courier looking for more than 20,000.
Sainsbury’s aims to hire 22,000 temporary workers, Amazon wants to hire 20,000, John Lewis Partnership opens 7,000 roles and Morrisons is looking for 3,000.
The recruiting challenges facing employers were highlighted earlier this week when official figures showed the number of job vacancies in the economy hit a record 1.1 million in the three months leading up to September.