Papa John’s International announced this week that the company recently hired 20,000 team members, including many who were displaced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is again stepping up efforts to hire another 10,000 additional team members over the next few months. The pizza company says it remains committed to meeting the higher demand.
Papa John’s is also expanding its college tuition benefit program, “Dough & Degrees,” in offering Papa John’s corporate and franchise team members, as well as their immediate family members, significantly reduced college tuition options.
“We want to make it quick and simple for team members to join Papa John’s and immediately begin earning an income. An added benefit is access to a long-term pathway toward sustained personal and professional growth,” said Marvin Boakye, Papa John’s chief people and diversity officer. “COVID-19 has changed how we live, work and learn. With this significant expansion to our first-of-its-kind college tuition program, our team members will have the opportunity to earn not only a paycheck, but also a college degree.”
Team members can choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study across the three institutions. All coursework is done online through each school’s programs, making it a great choice for continuing education, especially when many brick-and-mortar colleges and universities are facing the challenge of holding in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.