Local Domino’s Pizza restaurants are reaching out to Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo restaurant employees who abruptly lost their jobs this week.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain said Thursday that 115 locally owned locations are looking to hire 1,000 people throughout Greater Boston to fill various positions, including customer service, delivery, and management.
Dedham-based Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo parent PGHC Holdings Inc. this week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the closing of 95 underperforming restaurants.
“When I heard about it, I felt that it just wasn’t fair that they had absolutely no notice,” said David Jenks, owner of 29 Domino’s franchises in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. “I feel terrible about the fact that these guys are out of a job right before the holidays.”
The stores are offering a one-week Christmas pay bonus to any former Papa Gino’s employee who works for Domino’s for 45 days. Applications can be made online at Domino’s website. Participating locations include stores in Plymouth, Lowell, and several neighborhoods in Boston, such as Allston and West Roxbury.Allison Hagan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @allisonhxgan.