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Chipotle Wants To Hire 5,000 People On Sept. 28

The chain is holding its second annual "National Career Day" and will hope to hire up to 5,000 new employees.

The “fast-casual” chain Chipotle has been rather beleaguered of late, but that isn’t keeping them from reaching out to new hires.

The chain is revving up for their second annual “National Career Day,” coming up Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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How It Works

Managers of U.S. Chipotle locations around the country will hold open interviews from 8 a.m.–11 a.m. and 3 p.m.–5 p.m. (local time). No experienced needed, so newbies are welcome! (And you can sign up online, right now.)

According to The Penny Hoarder, “Chipotle bases its hiring on a specific set of 13 characteristics that indicate an applicant’s potential for success within the company. These characteristics include being ‘conscientious, respectful, hospitable, high energy, infectiously enthusiastic, happy, presentable, smart, polite, motivated, ambitious, curious and honest.'”

Seems reasonable, no? For the first National Career Day, nearly 65,000 people registered for interviews; Chipotle extended job offers to more than 4,000 people.

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The Chipotle website careers section says benefits for full-time “Crew” members include medical, paid vacation, meals, a 401 (k), clothing, tuition reimbursement and bonuses. There’s room for advancement, too. Chipotle says they promoted more than 11,000 people into management roles in the last year. Penny Hoarder adds if “work your way up to the restaurateur position, you could earn $125,000 per year — and get a company car.”

If this sounds like something you are interested in, we wish you good luck!

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