Pilot Flying J holding ‘National Hiring Day’ to hire 5,000 nationwide


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J hopes to hire 5,000 employees in its first-ever National Hiring Day on May 2.

Pilot Flying J invites job seekers to experience and explore what it means to be part of the Pilot Flying J team with on-the-spot in-person and virtual interviews, according to a company news release.

“Making the decision to start a career at Pilot Flying J provides the opportunity to work hard, have fun and live up to one’s full potential, while also advancing professionally,” said Paul Shore, chief people officer of Pilot Flying J. “Hiring 5,000 enthusiastic team members to join our company in a wide array of positions across North America is an exciting challenge, especially during a time of low unemployment. To help candidates get a feel for our values and culture, learn about the great benefits we offer and find the right job opportunity, we can’t rely on standard outreach. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to join us on National Hiring Day.”

The Hiring Day will be from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To make it easier for candidates to learn more and apply wherever they are, the company also is offering virtual job tours and interviews available at pilotflyingj.com/hiringday.

Open positions include:

· Travel Center leadership and entry level part-time and full-time roles in quick-service restaurants, deli, retail and maintenance

· Truck Care mechanics and certified technicians

· Professional drivers for fuel transport, DEF, crude and refined fuel

The company is hiring an average of 10 positions per location with some states adding more, including Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia. 

For technology candidates, Pilot Flying J is hosting “Tech Night,” a meet-and-greet at the company’s support center and headquarters in Knoxville.

On May 2 from 5-7 p.m., interested individuals are invited to bring their resumes and meet the company’s IT leaders.

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