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McDonald's® And Its Franchisees Look To Hire Up To 50,000 Employees Nationwide

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 50,000 new crew and restaurant management positions at restaurants across the country during a hiring event on April 19.  The one-day event will seek to bring in and hire a combination of both full and part-time positions in close to 14,000 U.S. restaurants.

"Our restaurant employees are the foundation of our business. They are the men and women who interact with our customers every day, enhance the McDonald's experience, and continue to help make our business strong," said Jan Fields, President, McDonald's USA. "Our national hiring event is an opportunity to invite more people across the country to join our team, and learn that a McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities."

For a more detailed snapshot on the national hiring event, McDonald's drew on research extrapolated from McDonald's company-owned restaurants and compiled by Dr. Dennis Tootelian, who studies business trends and policy at the Center for Small Business at California State University, in Sacramento. His research, which estimates the potential impact of this additional hiring, presents a compelling argument for the value of fast-food, and specifically McDonald's, to the U.S. economy.

The investment around the target hiring of 50,000 employees is estimated that:

  • McDonald's and its franchisees will spend more than $518 million more in wages and salaries in the coming year, an average of more than $1.4 million every day.
  • More than $41.5 million in training will be invested in the company's new workforce – instilling life-long business and customer service skills as well as setting employees up for success in current and future opportunities.
  • The addition of 50,000 potential hires translates into $54 million more in payroll taxes contributed to the broader economy.
  • Using a statistical multiplier effect, 50,000 new workers will generate almost $1.4 billion in annual spending – more than $3.5 million per day.

A testament to McDonald's legacy in employee career development is McDonald's USA President Jan Fields. Similar to many other McDonald's executives, Fields began her career with McDonald's in an entry-level restaurant position. In fact, more than 50 percent of McDonald's franchisees and 75 percent of restaurant managers started as crew.    

Those interested in applying for an available position are encouraged to visit their participating local McDonald's location or apply online at www.McDonalds.com/Careers.  

About McDonald's

McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter ( @McDonalds) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.

McDonald's Corporation, its subsidiaries and its independent franchisees are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  

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