Hungry for a job in the restaurant industry? Panda Express is serving them up.
Looking to fill 4,000 new jobs, the panda-themed Chinese restaurant chain is holding its second annual Panda Career Event. The week-long massive job fair runs from July 18-24 at 400 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Interested applicants can sign up for interviews at a nearby location.
“We look forward to discovering candidates who have the unwavering qualities of grit, grace, giving and humility — they’re the values we prize and see every day at our Panda Express restaurants,” said Leonard Yip, Panda Restaurant Group’s chief people officer, in a press release.
Panda Express is an example of a true immigrant success story. Andrew and Peggy Cherng opened their first restaurant after emigrating from China. Thirty-five years later, the family-owned chain employs more than 35,000 associates and is adding over a hundred locations a year.
In 2017 alone, Panda Express invested $200 million in its employees, the press release stated. That money has contributed to a pretty comprehensive benefits package.
Employees can expect a starting hourly pay at least 50 cents above minimum wage, paid time off, health insurance and continuous-learning stipends or tuition reimbursement for eligible students.
So grab a job while it’s hot. Or, you know, put it in the fridge and save it for tomorrow.
Adam Hardy is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. He lives off a diet of stale puns and iced coffee. Similar to pandas, he’s a clumsy vegetarian. Read his full bio here.
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