Convenience store chain 7-Eleven announced Friday it was adding up to 20,000 jobs at its stores to keep up with increased demand and keep the stores clean in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
President and Chief Executive Officer Joe DePinto said, “7-Eleven is a neighborhood store and it’s our priority to serve the communities in which we operate during this unprecedented crisis. 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.”
The company said it anticipates some of the new jobs will focus on delivery orders as the company is increasing access to its delivery services for the essentials, like groceries or medication, as well nonessentials, like snack foods and Slurpee drinks.
“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.”