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Pizza Express has announced that it will recruit 1,000 new workers as its reopening accelerates after a year of disruption due to the coronavirus that forced it to permanently close dozens of restaurants.

The casual restaurant chain, which cut 2,400 jobs last year, has already reopened 118 online locations with the easing of COVID-19[female[feminine locking measures that allow sitting outside.

He said those restaurants had been “busy” and 24 more would be open for alfresco dining next week in England.

Pizza Express said it was hiring in anticipation of the complete removal of trade restrictions in June, allowing meals to be eaten indoors.

He added that 300 of the new roles would be created as part of the government’s Kickstart initiative to help young people find work.

Managing Director Zoe Bowley said: “We expect millions of people to return to restaurants as restrictions are relaxed, so we are delighted to be able to recruit a thousand new members to the team.
to help us serve customers at Pizza Express. “

The past year has been a disaster for Pizza Express and its rivals – with the collapse of big names like Carluccio’s and Café Rouge owner the Casual Dining Group.

Others were even forced to seek new owners as customers were periodically denied access to their doors as part of efforts to protect public health.

While many benefited from the Chancellor’s Eat Out to Help Out program last summer, Pizza Express was forced to restructure last September which led to the closure of 73 sites and the loss of 1,100 jobs.

Just a month later he blamed a collapse of trade for 1,300 additional job cuts.

Its remaining workforce of around 7,700 was put on leave during the last lockdown.

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Ms Bowley added: “Our restaurants have been the …

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