To support its ongoing hiring efforts, Chipotle Mexican Grill will launch a virtual career fair on Discord, the popular community platform, on May 13 from 10 am to 1pm PT. Chipotle's Discord server will feature recruitment content and live sessions with Chipotle employees highlighting its benefits, career paths, cooking demos, and more. Career fair participants will have the opportunity to chat with real Chipotle employees and gain valuable insight into what it's like to work in a Chipotle restaurant.
While the leisure and hospitality sector, including restaurants, accounted for the bulk of employment creation in April, adding 331,000 jobs - it’s still not enough to meet the surge in demand. Chipotle is among the hospitality brands trying to reel in employees. Just last month, Taco Bell launched a hiring spree to hire 5,000 employees in one day. Most restaurant operators say that their current staffing levels are below normal. Some believe low wages are driving away restaurant staff. Others blame the extension in unemployment benefits.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is increasing restaurant wages resulting in a $15 average hourly wage by the end of June. Its also touting a career path. In addition to benefits and a competitive hourly rate, Chipotle's crew members can advance to a Restaurateur, the highest General Manager position, in as little as three and a half years, with average compensation of $100,000.
The wage increases for new and existing hourly and salaried restaurant employees will be rolled out over the next few weeks and will result in hourly crew member starting wages ranging from $11-$18 per hour.
Chipotle has upped its Chipotle has also introduced a $200 employee referral bonus for crew members and a $750 referral bonus for Apprentices or General Managers. Other benefits include:
Crew Bonus program, which allows its restaurant employees the opportunity to earn an extra month's worth of pay each year for meeting certain performance criteria.
After only 120 days of employment, Chipotle currently covers 100% of tuition costs up front for nearly 100 degree options at 10 learning providers.
Mental Health Care: All Chipotle associates and their family members have the opportunity to receive personalized assistance from healthcare experts before, during and following medical needs through a partnership with Health Advocate, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the company's medical plan.
Chipotle's 401(k) plan includes a company match of 100% on the first 3% of the compensation an employee contributes and 50% on the next 2%. The match is available after one year of service and 1,000 hours worked.
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