Why Subway Is Looking To Hire 50,000 People Next Month

Job seekers, rejoice! Subway is getting ready for a big summer. Following last year's record-inducing launch of "Eat Fresh Refresh" — an initiative bringing new sandwiches and an improved digital ordering experience to stores around the world — the company has announced a massive hiring effort (via Food Business News). And if any company knows how the right opportunity at the right time can transform someone's life, it's Subway.

Subway began when nuclear physicist Peter Buck convinced college student Fred DeLuca to open a sandwich shop in Connecticut. Buck believed the entrepreneurial initiative could pay for DeLuca's college fees and chipped in $1,000 to get the first shop started. The investment paid off: Buck and DeLuca's sandwiches escalated in popularity and the duo began franchising stores in 1974. Now, with over 40,000 restaurants worldwide, Subway is the world's largest sub sandwich chain. Talk about a success story.

But Subway's achievements are due in part to local franchise owners and team members working on the ground — and they're searching for others who are hungry for opportunity.

Subway is serving up career paths with potential

Over 20,000 Subway shops are hiring, according to the published announcement, and the company intends to bring on at least 50,000 new employees. From making sandwiches to owning franchises, a variety of positions are available for job seekers. Team members are offered perks such as health and wellness benefits and scholarships for academic programs — great options for those looking for a career boost. 

Staying true to the company's founding story, education among team members remains a priority. Partnering with Scholarship America, Subway encourages employees who have worked at least six months to consider the Subway Fresh Start Scholarship Program. This year alone, 230 awards have been granted, and the $2,500 awards have been paid directly to eligible team members' undergraduate or certificate programs (via PR Newswire).

If you are an eager job-seeker, visit www.mysubwaycareer.com to find a hiring location nearest to you. Maybe you are the next success story.