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Coronavirus crisis: Domino's pizza hiring 2000 extra delivery drivers in COVID-19 jobs boom

Coronavirus crisis: Domino's pizza hiring 2000 extra delivery drivers in COVID-19 jobs boom

Amid the huge job losses from the coronavirus pandemic, one company is so busy, it’s hiring more than 2000 extra workers.

With restaurants, bars and cafes restricted to takeaways only, Australians appear to be turning to their faithful pizza shop to cope with self-isolation.

Pizza giant Dominos is so busy, it has put the call out for 2000 delivery drivers.

In a statement, the takeaway chain said it was particularly looking to hire those struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Domino’s is calling for Australians looking for employment during these uncertain times to apply with the Company searching for thousands of delivery experts to help safely deliver hot meals to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement said.

The company said it had enjoyed an uptick in pizza orders due to the crisis.

“It’s a privilege to stay open and delivering to the community during this challenging time, and we need more friendly faces to deliver.

“We are a people business – which means our team members, customers and communities come first. We are humbled that an increase in customers putting their faith and trust in us means we can now give Australians wanting to work that very opportunity.”

The company said it was particularly keen to hire people who have lost their job in tourism, events and hospitality industries.

Supermarkets have also been flat out during the crisis and have been hiring extra shelf stackers to meet the huge demand from shoppers.