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McDonald's

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is playing its part in boosting the U.S. labor market recovery by adding 50,000 new workers on April 19.

McDonald's said Monday its new "Mcjobs," which will staff restaurants across the U.S., will include crew and management positions, part-time and full-time, bringing its total U.S. workforce to 700,000.

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Jan Fields, president of McDonald's U.S.A., said the average pay for the new positions will be $8.30 per hour, higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Restaurant managers could make as much as $50,000 per year, she added.

McDonald's shares added 0.5% to $76.38 Monday morning.

A number of U.S. companies have announced planned hires for 2011, including

Disney

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,

Wal-Mart

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,

Google

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,

Home Depot

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,

Ford Motor

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and

Amazon.com

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.

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