Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. Mexican fast-food chain, said Friday that it plans to add 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2022 at an additional 9,000 new locations.
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The company said it has 40,000 workers employed at its company-owned stores and 170,000 at its franchise restaurants.
Taco Bell said it launched a platform earlier this month to attract and retain talent.
Over the next six years, the company aims to reach $15 billion in global sales, according to Taco Bell Chief Executive Brian Niccol.
Yum Brands shares are inactive in premarket trading and up 14.5% for the year. The S&P 500 Index is up 2.2% for 2016 so far.
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