Chipotle pledges to hire 10,000 workers as it reopens dining rooms

Chipotle承诺在重新开放餐厅时雇佣1万名工人

2020/07/15 00:00  Amelia Lucas

Customers wait outside of a Chipotle restaurant as they wait to enter in order to place an order as Florida continues with its Phase 1 of reopening the state during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 19, 2020, in Aventura, FL.Icon Sportswire | Getty Images

Chipotle Mexican Grill has pledged to hire 10,000 workers over the next several months.

In May, the company kicked off a new campaign to drive hiring, resulting in about 8,000 new employees to date. Chipotle said that it has received close to 700,000 job applications since the beginning of the year. It now has more than 85,000 workers nationwide.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the chain has been opening new locations and constructing drive-thru lanes for online orders only. Later this month, it plans to open its hundredth "Chipotlane," which require 50% more employees than a traditional location, thanks to the chain's digital order growth.

Chipotle had planned to open between 150 to 165 net new restaurants in 2020, about half of which would have Chipotlanes, but the chain withdrew that outlook due to the pandemic.

The summer months typically spark hiring for restaurants, but pledges like Chipotle's arrive this year after millions of restaurant workers lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The U.S. unemployment rate is 11.1%, according to the Department of Labor.

While some fast-food chains have announced plans to hire thousands of new workers, the surge of new Covid-19 cases in some parts of the country and subsequent reclosure of restaurants could stop those plans. McDonald's, for example, expected to hire 260,000 workers as it reopened its dining rooms. The chain has since paused reopening dining rooms for three weeks due to new cases.

Shares of Chipotle rose less than 1% in premarket trading. The stock, which has a market value of $31 billion, is up 32% so far this year.VIDEO1:3101:31Chipotle CEO discusses impact of George Floyd protests on restaurantsMad Money with Jim Cramer

5月19日,佛罗里达州继续进行冠状病毒(新冠肺炎)大流行期间重新开放该州的第一阶段工作,顾客们在奇波特尔一家餐厅外等待入场下单。

Chipotle墨西哥烧烤公司承诺在未来几个月内雇佣1万名工人。

今年5月,该公司启动了一项新的招聘活动,迄今已有约8000名新员工。Chipotle表示,自今年年初以来,该公司已收到近70万份求职申请。它现在全国有超过8.5万名工人。

尽管冠状病毒大流行,但该连锁店一直在开设新的门店,并建造仅供在线订购的得来速通道。本月晚些时候,它计划开设第100家“Chipotane”,由于该连锁店的数字订单增长,该门店需要的员工比传统门店多50%。

Chipotle原计划在2020年开设150至165家新餐厅,其中约一半将拥有Chipotlanes,但由于大流行,该连锁店撤回了这一前景。

夏季的几个月通常会刺激餐厅的招聘,但像Chipotle这样的承诺在数百万餐厅员工因疫情而失业后于今年到来。劳工部数据显示,美国失业率为11.1%。

虽然一些快餐连锁店已经宣布了招聘数以千计的新员工的计划,但中国一些地区新的新冠肺炎案件的激增,以及随后餐厅的重新关闭,可能会阻止这些计划。例如,麦当劳在重新开放餐厅时预计将雇佣26万名员工。自那以后,由于新病例,该连锁店已暂停重新开放餐厅三周。

Chipotle的股价在盘前交易中上涨不到1%。该股市值310亿美元,今年迄今已上涨32%。VIDEO1:3101:31 Chipotle CEO讨论乔治·弗洛伊德抗议活动对餐厅的影响与吉姆·克雷默

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