Want to Earn a Little Extra Dough? Pizza Hut Is Hiring 14,000 Drivers
Do you love pizza and drive like a pro? Pizza Hut has just the gig for you.
Today, Pizza Hut announced plans to hire 3,000 delivery drivers per month through the end of 2017 to prevent being “OutPizza’d,” according to a statement from Pizza Hut President Artie Starrs.
That would mean about 14,000 new part- or full-time driving positions — and some extra dough for you, if pizza is your passion.
Why is Pizza Hut Hiring So Many New Delivery Drivers?
The move comes about seven months after the company made the push to hire 11,000 employees to improve customers’ experiences. The latest hiring binge is for the same reason, according to this press release.
“We have been in the service business for almost 60 years, and our commitment to providing the best, most reliable delivery service and overall experience is as strong now as it ever has been,” Starrs said. “It has to be, because the customer expects that from us.”
In the same announcement, Pizza Hut also unveiled new technology that would better help forecast actual delivery times, taking weather, traffic and other factors into account. The Delivery Network Algorithm, nicknamed DNA, is currently in use at 6,300 of the company’s locations.
How to Snag One of These Pizza Hut Jobs
“Our drivers are vitally important to our business, and we want to be the employer of choice for anyone looking to drive,” Starrs said.
So how can you snag one of these jobs? Check out Pizza Hut’s hiring page to see if jobs have opened up in your city.
Right now, Texas leads U.S. states with more than 500 open positions, while Florida and California both have at least 300 delivery-driver jobs posted.
According to one of the postings from a Tampa location down the road from The Penny Hoarder offices, Pizza Hut is looking for drivers with a reliable vehicle, insurance and a clean driving record, along with a “friendly demeanor.” Basic math skills are a plus.
“Our plan is to keep drivers busy, efficient, and on the road in an effort to best serve our customers,” Starrs said. “We are only scratching the surface in the territory of services and flexibility that we can offer to those looking to drive.”
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Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. He’s a terrible driver, but an expert at consuming pizza.