7‑Eleven, Inc. expects as many as 20,000 new store employees to meet increased demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“7‑Eleven is a neighborhood store and it’s our priority to serve the communities in which we operate during this unprecedented crisis,” 7‑Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto said in a release. “Between 7‑Eleven, Inc. and our franchised business owners, we expect as many as 20,000 store employees to be hired in the coming months. This will provide job opportunities and ensure 7‑Eleven stores remain clean and in-stock with the goods our customers need during this critical time.”
7‑Eleven also anticipates the store employee position would meet a surge in mobile orders through its delivery apps.
“Locally owned and operated 7‑Eleven stores are really going above and beyond to serve their communities,” said DePinto. “I’d like to thank 7‑Eleven Franchisees and corporate store employees for everything they are doing to provide necessary products and services to customers in need.”