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Chipotle is looking to expand upon its internal growth from 2020.

Chipotle Mexican Grill commits to hiring 15,000 employees in company’s national hiring event

Chipotle is hosting a “Coast to Coast Career Day” on Thursday with the goal of filling mainly hourly crew member roles

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the company is hosting a national hiring event on Thursday, Jan. 14 — “Coast to Coast Career Day — with the goal of hiring 15,000 employees. The company has confirmed that they will be mainly looking to fill both full and part-time store-level, hourly crew member roles.

The hiring spree expands upon the Newport Beach, Calif-based company’s focus on internal growth last year, ending 2020 with 11,000 internal promotions.  

“We are fortunate to be experiencing growth during this unique time and want to safely provide an opportunity for purpose-driven individuals to join us on our mission of cultivating a better world,” Marissa Andrada, Chipotle’s chief diversity, inclusion and people officer said in a statement. “To attract and retain top talent and foster a culture of well-being, we offer best-in-class benefits coupled with training and development opportunities that create a learning culture for continual growth.”

In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions, the company is requiring advance registration. Prospective applicants have to secure an interview time online and both masks and social distancing are required during the interview process. Interviews will take place between 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at participating restaurants.

According to Chipotle, more than 70% of general managers are hired through internal promotions.

In their latest earnings update, Chipotle reported an 8.3% increase in same-store sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

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