IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Taco Bell restaurants are gearing up for warmer weather, longer days and vacation season by filling thousands of job openings before summer kicks off. To help match interested candidates with the right job opportunity and make the hiring process as easy and fun as possible, participating Taco Bell company-owned and franchise locations across the country are hosting nearly 600 Hiring Parties from April 22-27. Applicants of all ages are invited to attend this unique spin on a job fair with free food, festivities and on-the-spot job interviews.
"At Taco Bell, we believe that creating a different sort of work place starts with a hiring process as unique as we are," said Frank Tucker, Chief People Officer of Taco Bell Corp. "People are an integral part of the brand, and Hiring Parties provide job candidates with an insider's look at what makes Taco Bell restaurants a place to want to work and grow."
All candidates need to bring to a Hiring Party is a ready-to-learn attitude. Applications, the chance to talk with managers and current employees, and all the makings of a party: free food, trivia and photo props to document the experience will be waiting for you. To find the location and time of any Hiring Party across the country, visit www.tacobell.com/hiringparties. If there isn't a Hiring Party close by, it doesn't mean other locations aren't hiring. All interested candidates who are unable to join a Hiring Party are encouraged to apply online.
Hiring Parties are just one of many initiatives dedicated to innovating the restaurant employee experience. In 2019, Taco Bell is also partnering with Crew to test their team communication app in select locations, which will allow employees to access their schedules and pick up or change shifts right from their smartphone. Additionally, the company is rolling out new employee perks at company-owned restaurants, like one free meal per shift for all corporate store-level employees. Working at a Taco Bell restaurant already grants access to leadership development programs and education support like tuition discounts and scholarships.
"It is important to ensure passionate employees can get the most out of their time working at a Taco Bell restaurant – beginning on day one," said Bjorn Erland, Vice President of People and Experience, Taco Bell Corp. "Whether you start in a Taco Bell restaurant as a seasonal team member or stay for a decades-long career, everyone should be able to pursue their personal, professional and educational passions."
This year's Hiring Parties follow a successful pilot in Indianapolis last year, and are part of Taco Bell's broader commitment to create 100,000 new U.S. jobs by 2022 throughout the Taco Bell system, which is comprised of company-owned, franchised and licensed Taco Bell restaurants.
* Taco Bell Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, color, religion, disability, military status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and proof of employment eligibility.
* Those applying for work with a franchisee of Taco Bell are not applying for a position with Taco Bell Corp. or any of its affiliates. If hired, the franchisee will be your only employer. Franchisees are independent business owners who set their own wage and benefit programs that can vary among franchisees.
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