Don Meij ... technology is making it easier for people to order more pizzas than ever before. Photo: Glenn Hunt
It's not only the mining boom that's creating jobs - there's also plenty of work to be had in the pizza sector.
So says Australia's biggest pizza company, Domino's Pizza Enterprises, and smaller gourmet pizza maker Pizza Capers.
Domino's said today that it had more than 1000 new jobs to fill nationwide, so it could satisfy a recent technology-led surge in demand for pizza.
Domino's needs extra pizza makers, delivery drivers and part-time managers at its 482 Australian stores.
Domino's chief executive Don Meij said it was now easier for customers to order their pizzas via applications on mobile phones or tablets, and consequently, they were ordering more pizzas than ever before.
"Our stores are desperately in need of additional staff to fulfil orders and deliveries," Mr Meij said.
"Some stores have as many as 10 jobs available."
Domino's says 350 jobs are available in Queensland, 300 in NSW, 150 in Victoria, 100 in Western Australia, 50 in South Australia, 21 in the ACT, 20 in Tasmania and 10 in the Northern Territory.
Domino's spokeswoman Sarah Broad said the jobs were available now and included casual, part-time and full-time positions.
"This jobs increase has come on the back of positive results in our business," Ms Broad said.
She said Mr Meij reported at the half-year financial results in February that that trend was set to continue.
"From our point of view, job security is definitely there," Ms Broad said.
In February, Domino's reported a 22.96 per cent lift in first-half net profit to $12.6 million.
Another pizza maker, Pizza Capers, said it was experiencing greater demand for its gourmet and fat-free offerings.
Pizza Capers, which has more than 100 stores in Australia, said today tt had decided recently to expand into the Sydney market.
Twenty-five new stores are expected to open over this year, creating 300 new jobs.
Pizza Capers co-founder Scott Geiszler said the gourmet pizza industry was performing well in the current economic climate, as the cost of eating a good pizza compared favourably against the cost of eating in a restaurant.
Retail Food Group, which owns Brumby's Bakeries and Michel's Patisseries, announced in February that it had entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Pizza Capers.