Today, Domino's in New Bedford is offering open door hiring in response to the sudden closing of four New Bedford area pizza and sandwich delivery restaurant--and nearly 100 across New England.

“Our local stores need additional team members, and we would love to help out those who recently lost their jobs unexpectedly,” said Nelson Hockert-Lotz, Domino’s Team New Bedford franchise owner. “We know that one of our local competitors closed almost 100 stores on Sunday without notice, leaving hundreds of individuals without jobs right before the holidays.”

The “Open Door Hiring Day” will allow all prospective applicants to come in and get an immediate interview with a hiring manager, at a local Domino’s hiring and training location at 821 Rockdale Avenue, New Bedford, today from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The hiring event will be interviewing for openings at all three Domino’s locations in New Bedford: 821 Rockdale Avenue, 109 Rockdale Ave, and 836 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford.

“At Domino’s, we recognize that our people are the most important single ingredient in your pizza experience,” said Hockert-Lotz. “Irrespective of the brand they they may work for, pizza people are some of the most dedicated, hard-working and entrepreneurial people in the restaurant business, since nearly every pizza in the industry is handmade to order.”

Domino’s has been the fastest-growing brand in the restaurant business globally over the last nine years, delivering opportunities across the Domino’s Brand, from pizza delivery experts, to pizza makers, customer service representatives, assistant managers, store managers and supervisory positions. Domino’s U.S. franchise ownership ranks are almost entirely drawn from its hourly team members, who started with the company as delivery experts and pizza makers.

Over the past decade, Domino’s has become number one in pizza sales in New England, and across the United States.

“We are seeking exceptional people to continue growing the Domino’s brand,” said Hockert-Lotz. “For those displaced by recent closings, we are offering the opportunity for immediate employment. We encourage those who are interested to apply for a position today.”

Press reports this week quoted employees and managers of the closed restaurants saying that they had no notice of the pizzeria and restaurant closings prior to showing up for work Sunday, and finding their locations had been permanently closed.

“Our hearts go out to these people, and their families,” Hockert-Lotz said.