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IRVINE, Calif. – For the fourth consecutive year, Taco Bell will host “hiring parties” later this month, converting parking lots, patios and designated drive-up stations into pop-up job fairs intended to fill at least 5,000 positions nationwide.

The socially distanced, single-day hiring events are slated for April 21 at nearly 2,000 company and franchise-owned locations across the country, company officials confirmed in a news release.

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“This initiative continues to be successful for us year after year, and we welcome candidates to join in to learn more about what makes Taco Bell a great place to work. We’re eager to welcome prospective new hires into the family and show them why working at Taco Bell can be more than just a job,” Kelly McCulloch, Taco Bell’s chief people officer, stated, noting “It’s no secret that the labor market is tight.”

Irvine, California-based Taco Bell and its 350 franchise organizations operate more than 7,000 restaurants nationwide, while roughly 475 U.S. locations are company-owned. The Mexican-inspired food chain is owned by Yum Brands, which also operates the Pizza Hut and KFC brands, CBS News reported.

In its latest hiring spree, Taco Bell is looking to hire cashiers, general managers and “bellhops” to support drive-thru service with tablet ordering, the network reported.

All participants must remain six feet apart and wear face masks during the hiring parties, the company stated.