In some much needed good news, a new 7-Eleven store is offering employment opportunities for workers left unemployed due to COVID-19.
The Singleton store, which opened last week, is also managed by local and 7-Eleven Corporate Store Manager Hayley Kiker, who grew up in the town and moved back to take up the role.
Ms Kiker will lead the new team, many of whom are working in retail for the first time or following a long break. “We have five new team members, many of whom are moving into convenience retail after having lost hours or jobs in other industries due to COVID-19 and four of our existing team members will be making the move up. We are hoping to recruit a few more team members to join us,” Ms Kiker said.
“We’re looking for people who have excellent attention to detail, great customer service skills, and are committed to delivering the highest standards in the store for our customers.”
7-Eleven National Manager Corporate Stores, Marc Costabile, said the company offered many opportunities for professional growth.
“Most of our new build stores open as corporate stores, providing internal opportunities for our corporate store team to progress in their careers. Hayley started with 7-Eleven three years ago,” Mr Costabile said.
“It’s fantastic to have her leading a new team in her local area. As a leader, watching your team members take advantage of the career opportunities created from their hard work and talent is incredibly rewarding.”
The store will offer 24/7 trading and a full range of fresh food, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, 7-Eleven’s $1 coffee offer and Slurpee and Slurpee Low Sugar and a full range of Mobil fuel.