Dunkin’ plans to hire 25,000 restaurant employees across US

Dunkin’ franchisees are seeking to hire up to 25,000 new restaurant employees at Dunkin’ locations, from front-counter to restaurant management, creating immediate jobs that offer long-term education benefits and key career skills for people all across the United States.

To support its franchisees, who are independent business owners, in hiring and retaining employees, Dunkin’ is taking several steps to welcome new restaurant employees and promote the opportunities its franchisees are providing.

Dunkin’ is beginning a new partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to offer an online college education to franchise employees, launching its first-ever national advertisement campaign aimed at recruitment, and Dunkin’ restaurants continue to implement strict safety standards focused on the in-store environment for both restaurant employees and guests.

Dunkin’ Runs on You campaign
To shine the spotlight on the immediate opportunities, Dunkin’ is launching its first-ever national advertising campaign aimed at recruitment.

A series of new Dunkin’ Runs on You broadcast spots will provide a look at the spirit of teamwork and community, distinguishing jobs at all levels at Dunkin’ restaurants, and the people who are proud to call themselves Dunkin’ team members.

The campaign will also emphasise the benefits of working at a Dunkin’ franchise, which may include developing core skills and the foundation for professional growth, flexible and affordable education opportunities, flexible work schedules, and competitive pay.

Created in collaboration with BBDO New York, the campaign launched in English and Spanish on 8 June.

Education Perks: new partnership with SNHU
Dunkin’s partnership with SNHU will offer low-cost college degrees to its independent franchisees and their employees. Through this program, Dunkin’ franchisees have the opportunity to offer their restaurant employees an affordable, flexible and supportive pathway to an associate or bachelor’s degree from SNHU.

SNHU is a private, non-profit, accredited institution with more than 135,000 students online and on campus. Through its competency-based education programs, SNHU offers working adults the opportunity to earn an accredited degree by completing real-world projects and demonstrating the mastery of skills that are highly relevant and immediately applicable in today’s workforce.

Focus on Health and Safety
The safety of Dunkin’ franchisees, their restaurant employees, and guests remains a top priority. Dunkin’ restaurants have implemented enhanced safety standards and measures, beginning with social distancing and required hygiene training, followed quickly by distribution of single-use gloves, face masks, plexiglass shields for each restaurant’s front counter, and recommended restaurant employee health checks using infrared thermometers.

“Dunkin’ is committed to keeping America running and working. We are proud to support our franchisees who offer much-needed job opportunities, in a welcoming environment where people can feel appreciated and rewarded for serving both customers and their communities during this critical time,” says Stephanie Lilak, Dunkin’ Brands’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

“With the brand’s new partnership with SNHU, new advertising campaign, and in-store safety measures, our franchisees are providing both new and current restaurant employees a great workplace, and the chance to gain experiences and skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.”

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