7-Eleven in new hiring blitz

Marianne Wilson
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7-Eleven has hired more than 50,000 employees since March — with more to come.

The world’s largest convenience store chain said that its franchise owners are now looking to hire more than 20,000 workers for 7-Eleven’s 9,000-plus U.S. stores to meet continued demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Classified as an essential retailer, 7-Eleven has added enhanced cleaning procedures and extra safety protocols such as acrylic shields at checkout, floor distance markers, sanitizing stations and offering employees masks and gloves. Additionally, the company gives customers the opportunity to utilize disposable tissues and gloves as they shop.

Also during the COVID-19 pandemic, 7-Eleven scaled frictionless mobile checkout technology to new markets, expanded delivery from 400 to 1,300 cities, added in-store pick-up through its delivery app and increased its U.S. store base by more than 300 stores this year.

"I am constantly inspired by our 7-Eleven Heroes – franchisees and employees alike – who have stepped up to serve communities as we continue to navigate through the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic," said 7-Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto. "Hiring 20,000 more store employees allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to give customers what they want, when and where they want it, whether in stores or at home."