Chipotle to offer hourlies paid time off

All employees, including part-time workers, at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. are set to get a boost in benefits starting July 1, including paid vacation time, sick pay and tuition reimbursement, the company has announced.

Chipotle, based in Denver, Colorado, said the benefits, which were previously offered to salaried employees, will hopefully lead to career-building for workers and help recruit high school and college students, the company's "target demographic" for its entry-level jobs.

The move comes as U.S. fast food chains face increasing pressure to increase wages and improve working conditions.

A spokeswoman for Chipotle confirmed the policy change to ABC News today. The company has about 53,090 employees, including approximately 48,500 hourly employees, as of December 2014.

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