IRVING, Texas — Heading into the busy summer season, 7-Eleven Inc. and participating independent franchise owners together are recruiting as many as 40,000 new employees to fill positions at their more than 13,000 U.S. stores, including the more than 3,800 Speedway stores that 7-Eleven recently acquired from Marathon Petroleum Corp.
The company and its franchisees will hold a National Hiring Day event at participating stores on June 3; however, positions are available at corporate 7-Eleven and Speedway stores as well as those run by participating independent 7-Eleven franchise owners now, and jobseekers do not have to wait until June to apply, said the company.
“Now that a growing number have received vaccines and the economy is opening back up, people are more than ready to get back to normal,” said Chris Tanco, 7-Eleven executive vice president and COO. “That includes finding steady jobs with future opportunities, and 7-Eleven, Speedway and 7-Eleven independent franchise owners offer just that. The iconic 7-Eleven brand is a great place to learn and grow.”
When COVID-19 struck, the convenience retailer and its participating franchisees put out two hiring calls for 40,000 new employees to keep local corporate or franchisee-owned stores, classified as “essential retailers.” The company estimates that the organization and independent 7-Eleven franchisees hired more than 50,000 employees during a time when many businesses were forced to shut down and unemployment was at record highs.
In stores, entry-level and management positions are available. In addition, 7-Eleven and Speedway are looking to fill non-store positions including maintenance technicians, transport drivers and other support roles. The 7-Eleven store employee positions also will also help fill mobile orders made through the 7NOW delivery app, available in more than 1,300 U.S. cities.
- 7-Eleven isNo. 1 onCSP’s 2021 Top 40 update of the2020 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Speedway is No. 3.
Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 77,000 stores in 16 countries and regions, including more than 9,500 in the United States. In addition to 7-Eleven stores, 7-Eleven Inc. operates Speedway, Stripes, Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits locations.