Chipotle Ups Wages, Six-Figure Salary Possible After Three Years
Oh — and they're hiring, too. According to CNN Business, the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain, which was founded in Denver in the 90s, is offering up higher wages in order to attract new hires.
While Colorado's minimum wage sits at just over $12 per hour, Chipotle says that it will offer its restaurant employees an average of $15 per hour by the end of June 2021. That, and workers will have the potential to be making up to $100,000 per year after just three and a half years with the company, CNN Business reports. A few people have already left our office.
It the below tweet thread, Chipotle shared its wage-raising announcement, and the added bonuses, like workers will get free Chipotle, mental health counseling if needed and have the possibility to get college tuition covered.
Why is Chipotle doing this? It could be because, among a high need for restaurant workers nationwide right now, the restaurant has had some, erm, bad press lately.
But Chipotle isn't the only business to up its hourly wages to attract employees, both during and before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Business Insider, Target has been paying $15 an hour since June of 2020 (a change that was actually planned well ahead of the pandemic). Business Insider said that Hobby Lobby, Starbucks, Costco, and Walmart all bumped up wages recently, as well.