McDonald’s Begins To Redefine “McJob” In Massive Hiring Effort

McDonald’s is planning to hire 50,000 American workers in one day this month.

“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,” Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA, said.

Fields, who began her McDonald’s career in an entry-level restaurant position, added, “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.”

The company says more than half of its franchisees, 75 percent of its restaurant managers and many of its corporate executives, including CEO Jim Skinner and Fields, started their careers behind the counter.

McDonald’s, which is hiring for both seasonal and permanent, full- and part-time jobs, is touting its flexible hours, benefits packages, job training and growth opportunities as reasons to climb aboard.

Sources: Cleveland Plain Dealer and Fox Business



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I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.