Monday, April 4, 2011

Hold the Pickle...................

McDonald's Looks to Hire 50,000 Workers on April 19

In a high-profile sign of confidence in the U.S. economy, McDonald’s (MCD) revealed plans on Monday to hire up to 50,000 workers nationwide.
The fast-food giant said it plans to hold a hiring event on April 19 in an effort to recruit new employees for full and part-time spots at nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants.
     How great is this news?  Let the good times roll.  I would have much preferred the news of a new factory coming into town to fill one of those empty buildings in the so called 'industrial park'.  Or news that instead of Evergreen moving those good paying solar jobs overseas, they would be hiring here; good wage, medical insurance, taxes to the state.  Don't get me wrong, McDonalds is a fine company and gives much back to the community.  To me getting a job at McDonalds is an entry level job, or a second job,not one many can use to support a family or even themselves.  I guess a McJob is better than no job.  I hope the employees who do work there will be able to afford to eat there as well.  Next.....

The new hires will translate to an addition of $54 million in payroll taxes and generate almost $1.4 billion in annual spending, equaling more than $3.5 million per day, the study showed.
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 hiring should help the slowly-recovering U.S. job market, which was crushed by the Great Recession. Last week the government said the U.S. added 216,000 jobs in March, building on a gain of 192,000 in February. The unemployment rate ticked to 8.8%, down from 8.9% the prior month. Private-sector jobs grew by 230,000 in March and 240,000 in February.

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