Panera

Gervais Street Panera - Cola Daily file photo

Officials from Panera Bread announced Thursday that the company will be hosting a hiring day Monday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to company representatives, Panera is hiring restaurant managers, overnight bakers, catering coordinators, hourly associates, and summer staff (part time or full time).

"We are extremely fortunate to experience growth at such an unprecedented time in history and we want to provide career opportunities for those individuals looking to get back into the workforce in a safe way that they can feel good about. We truly value internal growth and promotion and can promise you the opportunity to develop a true career with our Panera family," said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises, which is the largest franchisee of Panera Bread.

The hiring event will be across all participating Paneras in South Carolina and Georgia. Interviews will be conducted on the spot. Hirees may qualify for benefits, bonus opportunities, tips, flexible schedules and meal discounts.

The bakery-cafe has rapidly expanded and now employs more than 25,000 people in eight different states. Company officials also emphasized the importance of internal growth as a key contributor to Panera's success.

Each location is taking safety precautions for employees' health through meticulous sanitation practices, mask wearing and abiding by all state guidelines.

Anyone interested in employment but unable to attend the hiring event can apply online at Panerabread.jobs or text "bread" to 242424.

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