Denver-based fast casual Chipotle announced a plan for a one-day hiring binge during which the national chain plans to hire over 4,000 people in a single day for a variety of positions within the company. The planned hiring is set to occur on September 9th and if successful, will expand Chipotle's workforce by close to 7%.
Experts attribute a stronger economy and string of minimum wage increases as resulting in a shrinking of the restaurant labor pool and as such, national restaurant chains are forced to get creative with their recruitment efforts. And Chipotle is not alone in its efforts with many other local and national chains, such as McDonald's and Cheesecake Factory offering education incentives or higher wages to employees. Read More