Subway hiring 50k people in the US amid record unemployment

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Subway hiring 50k people in the US amid record unemployment
Subway® Restaurants announced its local Franchise Owners seek to hire approximately 50,000 jobs in North American restaurants.

Subway franchise owners in the US have announced they’re ready to hire approx 50,000 employees across North America. The hiring spree comes at the time when the US economy (restaurant industry) is gradually reviving back from the blow of COVID-19, which is still far from over.

According to reports, Subway’s public announcement to hire tens of thousands of workers in North America joins the brand with the likes of Dunkin’ Panda Express and Taco Bell. CNBC notes, that summer usually sparks hiring spree in fast-food chains, as consumers buy more and teenagers look for work. However, this year’s hiring announcement comes as the restaurant industry lost millions of workforce, thanks to the pandemic.

Subway hiring approximately 50,000 jobs in North American restaurants (Image via press release/ Subway)

Subway will hire employees in the participating North American restaurants for posts ranging from entry-level to management, the fast-food chain says in a statement. They’re the largest chain of restaurants in the US by the number of franchises operating.

“As our business continues to see a growing demand for our value offerings, curbside pick-up, and delivery, we are happy to support such a large-scale employment opportunity to meet the demands of our guests,” Subway VP of Operations for North America, Aidan Hay says, announcing the hiring on Thursday.


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The company says it has been prioritizing the hygiene and health of the workers since the pandemic broke out. majority of Subway outlets remained open throughout the pandemic. The privately-held fast-food chain is assuring the potential new hires to feel safe while working in their restaurants.

Subway just recently announced the return of their $5 Footlong sandwich, which is exactly how it sounds- a one-foot long bread stuffed with veggies available for $5 when ordered two.

Subway hiring interested folks in the US. Please visit subway.com/careers or pay a visit to the nearby outlet to learn more.