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Peter Piper Pizza Gets Creative to Retain Workers

The brand will let employees receive a portion of their pay the day after a shift rather than waiting until the end of the pay period.

  • Peter Piper Pizza is offering its employees some new perks, including a “Work Today, Get Paid Tomorrow” plan.
  • Other retention incentives include family dinner vouchers, movie tickets and $60 gas cards.

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Peter Piper Pizza, a chain founded in 1973 in Glendale, Arizona, needs workers and is going to creative new lengths to attract them.

The company has set a goal of hiring 600-plus team members for its full-service stores at all levels, from first-time job seekers all the way up to GMs. Along with “competitive wages and benefits,” the brand will offer perks such as a “Work Today, Get Paid Tomorrow” payroll process, which lets employees receive a portion of their pay the day after a shift rather than waiting until the end of the two-week pay period. The perk kicks in after the first week of employment.

Peter Piper has also rolled out retention incentives to both new and existing employees, including rewards for continuous employment milestones:

  • 15th day: Family dinner voucher up to $100 to use at Peter Piper on food and games
  • 45th day: Two movie tickets
  • 75th day: $60 gas card
  • 105th day: Two tickets to Hurricane Harbor water park

“Employee recruitment and retention has become increasingly more competitive, which is why we’re providing new and existing team members with perks that reward their loyalty,” said Peter Piper Pizza Vice President of Marketing Genaro Perez. Perez added that the brand wants to provide a “rewarding career that offers more than simply a paycheck.”

Other benefits for eligible employees include flexible schedules, scholarships, 401k plan, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, paid holidays, sick days and vacation time, and a pet insurance discount, plus affiliate programs with restaurants, gyms and major retailers.

Peter Piper, a family-friendly subsidiary of CEC Entertainment, LLC, has more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Mexico.