Once again, Taco Bell will stock the events with free food, trivia, and photo props to document the experience. It’s also launched a website for perspective employees to find locations with Hiring Parties: http://www.tacobell.com/hiringparties. Interested candidates can apply online for openings as well. Hiring Parties take place in restaurant and last around 2–4 hours.
Hiring Parties aren’t the only innovative labor idea in 2019 for Taco Bell. The brand said it’s partnering with Crew this year to test the company’s team communication app in select locations. The platform allows employees to access schedules and pick up or change shifts from their mobile devices.
Additionally, Taco Bell is rolling out new employee perks at corporate restaurants, like one free meal per shift.
“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,” Erland added in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
The brand said it will be looking to fill the following roles:
- Team Member
- Shift Lead
- Assistant General Manager
- General Manager
Taco Bell is sticking to its earlier goal of creating 100,000 new U.S. jobs by 2022. The chain previously stated it would open 200 stores annually, and have 8,000 stateside, 9,000 globally, by 2022, which opens a lot of opportunities. Taco Bell opened a total of 151 restaurants last quarter and debuted 309 for the year, including 94 international units, bringing the total to 7,072 restaurants. In 2018, Taco Bell’s franchisees committed to more than 1,100 international units under development agreements.