Friday, Mar 20, 2020
7-Eleven® Stores to Add up to 20,000 Jobs to Meet Increased Demand During Coronavirus Pandemic
IRVING, TEXAS (March 20, 2020) – 7‑Eleven, Inc., the largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, today announced it expects as many as 20,000 new store employees to be hired by 7‑Eleven, Inc. or by independent 7‑Eleven franchised business owners in the near future to meet increased demand for 7‑Eleven products and services 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,” said 7‑Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer Joe DePinto. “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 7NOW® delivery app, which offers delivery of essentials and nonessentials to more than 30 million households across the U.S. Store employees would fulfill 7NOW delivery orders that include grocery staples like milk and bread, over-the-counter medicine, a range of craveable food and beverage options like pizza and Slurpee® drinks, beer and wine in participating markets and more. Orders are typically delivered in about 30 minutes, however, in the current environment, demand may impact delivery times.
“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.”
Applicants for corporate and franchised stores may apply at careers.7‑Eleven.com or inquire at their local store. Note that independent franchised owners will be the employers at franchised locations.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 35 participating markets, or rely on 7‑Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards customer loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.