Panda Express to Host First Nationwide Career Day

Join the team at Panda Express.

Join the team at Panda Express.

More than 170 Panda Express locations across the U.S. and Canada are offering career opportunities at all levels on Oct. 18. The first-ever national Panda Career Day consists of interviewing candidates for all level jobs.

From restaurant service team and management positions to corporate roles, attendees have a chance to be hired at the popular Chinese kitchen. The inaugural event is aimed to connect candidates with a career in an organization that is both family-owned and family-inspired.

Panda Express is among the most popular eateries and is constantly opening new locations. This year, it will open its 2,000th location and will continue to expand both domestically and internationally, opening around 125 restaurants per year.

In fact, it’s the largest family-owned restaurant in America. Founded in 1983 by Andrew and Peggy Cherng, the company invests in nurturing its associates in order to help them advance in their career and offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring in an effort to encourage growth.

Employees can also expect to receive comprehensive benefits and perks. Panda Express offers competitive base pay, bonuses and paid time off for all of their associates.

Additionally, health insurance with 80 percent of the associates’ premiums are covered by Panda and 50 percent are paid for qualified dependents. For eligible associates, stock options and savings are available with a 401(k) contribution match up of up to 4 percent.

For those who are still in school or considering going back to it, a $400 annual stipend for continuing education opportunities will also be offered. Of course, associates will receive perks in the form of discounts to theme parks, movies, gym memberships, mobile phones and Panda Restaurant Group restaurants.

To sign up for available interviews times and locations as well as to view additional information, candidates are asked to visit

Sylvia Aparicio is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle and entertainment.

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