Dunkin’ is hiring 25,000 workers across America

A Dunkin’ store, the first since a rebranding by the Dunkin’ Doughnuts chain, is pictured ahead of its opening in Pasadena Reuters
  • Dunkin’ is hiring 25,000 people across America.
  • The hiring spree comes as restaurants reopen, with roughly 90% of Dunkin’ locations in the US currently open.
  • The restaurant industry is rebuilding the 6 million jobs that disappeared during the pandemic, with 1.3 million jobs added in the industry between April and May.
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Dunkin’ is hiring 25,000 people to work at locations across the US, as restaurants reopen.

The doughnut chain announced on Monday that its franchisees are seeking to hire 25,000 people, filling positions from entry-level jobs to restaurant management. As part of the hiring campaign, Dunkin’ is running its first ever national recruitment advertising.

The hiring spree comes as restaurants across the US reopen their dining rooms, with Dunkin’ saying in a statement that roughly 90% of locations are currently open.

“We are proud to support our franchisees who offer much-needed job opportunities, in a welcoming environment where people can feel appreciated and rewarded for serving both customers and their communities during this critical time,” Stephanie Lilak, Dunkin’ Brands’ chief human resources office, said in a statement.

The restaurant industry lost more than 6 million jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, as shelter in place orders forced many restaurants and bars to close. However, May brought some of these people back to work.

Some 1.3 million jobs were added in the restaurant industry between April and May. Pizza chains, such as Papa John’s and Domino’s, have been hiring through the pandemic. In late May, Taco Bell committed to hiring 30,000 people this summer.