Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday announced its first national hiring event of the year called “Coast To Coast Career Day” on Thursday, January 14. The brand has a goal of employing 15,000 new team members for its restaurants across the U.S. Chipotle’s continued expansion and internal growth are key drivers for the job openings, ending 2020 with nearly 11,000 internal promotions and the possibility of roughly 200 new restaurant locations on the horizon.

Prioritizing health and safety, Chipotle is requiring advance online registration to reserve an interview time and will conduct the meetings with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including mandatory masks and social distancing. Outdoor interviews are available based on candidate preference and restaurant location. Coast to Coast Career Day interviews will take place between 8 – 10 a.m. and 2 – 5 p.m. local time at participating restaurants. For more information or to schedule an interview, candidates should visit

“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,” says Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer. “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.”

More than 70 percent of Chipotle’s General Managers are a result of internal promotions, where crew members have advanced through the brand’s established career path. Additionally, Chipotle covered more than $13 million in college tuition costs and paid out over $40 million in bonuses and assistance pay for its restaurant employees last year.

Chipotle employee William Banfield adds, “Three years ago, I started as a General Manager in a New York restaurant and within six months was selected to be part of the Certified Training Manager program. Today, I am working for corporate on the Talent Acquisition team, demonstrating the possibilities that exist when you join an organization that believes in individual growth and development.”

Chipotle’s benefits program includes an all crew bonus, which allows its restaurant employees the opportunity to earn an extra month’s worth of pay each year; access to mental health care and English as a second language for employees and their families; tuition reimbursement and debt-free college degrees; free meals and more.

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