KFC to hire 20,000 employees at its restaurants, franchisee restaurant in the US

KFC's strong earnings announcement highlighted 14 percent growth in Q1 and same-store sales growth of 11 percent on a two-year basis.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
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With customers choosing comfort and convenience of drive-thru, carry-out, and delivery, Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced strong Q1 earnings results last week.

Now, as demand continues to grow, the fried chicken chain hopes to hire 20,000 permanent full-time and part-time company and franchisee restaurant positions across the nation.

"KFC has seen tremendous growth and sustained demand in the U.S. over the last year.  Our franchisees have a real need to fill a variety of positions on their teams," said John Kurnick, Chief People Officer, KFC U.S.

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KFC's strong earnings announcement highlighted 14 percent growth in Q1 and same-store sales growth of 11 percent on a two-year basis, highlighting the need to fill 20,000 permanent positions nationwide.

The open positions will vary by restaurant but will include positions at all levels including hourly team members (cooks, prep and customer service), shift leaders, assistant managers and restaurant general managers.

"Many of our franchise owners and brand leaders started their careers working in our restaurants, and restaurant jobs have always presented unique opportunities for those looking to learn new skills, whether in management, in the kitchen, through customer service or beyond,” he added.

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