ANN ARBOR, MICH. – In the same week when one of Yum! Brands Inc.’s largest franchisees announced plans to close up to 300 Pizza Hut locations, rival Domino’s Pizza announced on Aug. 17 that it will be hiring more than 20,000 workers in 2020. 

The pizza chain said it is hiring delivery drivers, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers and assistant managers. Also, supply chain centers in the United States are actively hiring production and warehouse team members, along with CDL drivers.

“We realize that these are tough times, and not only do we want to maintain strong service levels, but we also want to provide opportunities to those who have lost their jobs or are facing reduced hours,” said Tom Curtis, Domino’s executive vice president of operations and support. “Domino’s stores offer flexible work options, which include part-time and full-time opportunities. If you’re looking for a steady income and want to be a part of a great team, we encourage you to apply.”

Domino’s said its stores across the United States have implemented cleanliness, sanitization and contactless service precautions based on advice from federal, state and local health officials.

Some examples of what the company is doing during COVID-19 pandemic, include a pizza pedestal with contactless pizza deliveries, closing in-store seating and increasing the frequency of sanitation of all regularly touched surfaces. 

In March, pizza competitor Papa John’s announced that it would hire 20,000 workers during 2020. Chipotle Mexican Grill recently said it would employ 10,000 people in the coming months. Dunkin’ Brands also announced a plan to hire 25,000 people.