Now Hiring: McDonald's Hiring 50,000 New Employees In One Day

McDonald's Hiring It may be time to start brushing up on that cliched phrase, "would you like fries with that?" McDonald's has pledged to hire 50,000 new employees, all in one day: April 19. That will immediately boost the employee headcount by 7 percent, from 650,000 to 700,000.

Most of these jobs will be slightly above the national minimum wage level ($7.25 per hour), averaging about $8.30 per hour, but that will go up in states where the minimum wage is higher.

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McDonald's estimates it will be spending about $518 million extra on wages and salaries for those new employees, and this should be covered by its 2.7 percent sales increase over the same period last year.

There are some 14,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States, and close to 90 percent of them are run by franchisees. The 50,000 new employees would average between three and four workers per restaurant.

McDonald's will be holding the hiring event on April 19, both at its individual restaurants and online via its career website. The website lists both food service and corporate jobs, and mentions flexible schedules and, in many cases, benefits, one of the assets of working for the burger behemoth. There are also scholarship and management-training programs available, in which it's possible to earn up to 46 credits toward a two- or four-year degree.

While it is possible to apply for one of these 50,000 new jobs online, it's preferable to do all your research and homework on the company's career website, and then go down to the McDonald's of your choice in person. A well-prepared applicant with a smile and a positive attitude is hard to resist.

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Whoop-tee-do! This is simply payback by the crooked, lying administration for allowing McD's to opt out of Obama care.

April 04 2011 at 7:35 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jon & jackie

Min. wage jobs . Try to buy a house on these DOG **** Wages. Wecome to the new Aamerica.

April 04 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chas and dot

All Illegals

April 04 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Does McDonald's use e-verify? The Mexican workers put too much ketchup on my burger so I stopped going there!

April 04 2011 at 6:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Many are only temporary jobs--to go with all the hype.

April 04 2011 at 6:16 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I can't wait to hear all the democrats state that these 50,000 jobs are just "burger flipping" jobs, as they did durring the Regan and Bush years. I suspect that since a democrat is president, it will be hailed and supported as great economic news.

April 04 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to jbscuba65's comment

You might be right, jbscuba65. However, partisanship cuts both ways. I suspect there are many Republicans who are dismissive of this news now who would have looked at it more favorably during the Reagan and Bush years.

April 04 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

Don't know where they get their info but mngrs. start out at $8. an hr. You get pay raises once a yr. and they are a laugh. Hrs. are given to favorites, not to the hard workers. McD's is a joke.

April 04 2011 at 5:46 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

These are entry level jobs that teach employees customer service, how to show up to work on time, how to take orders and how to become responsible. If everybody wants to pay a lot more for their Big Mac and fries, I am sure we could give them all raises. Any job is better than no job.

April 04 2011 at 5:43 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

Changing the name of a job to Macjob doesn't change the fact that they are no-where, dead-end jobs, no different than the the now-where, dead-end obama.

April 04 2011 at 5:12 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to sigrom's comment

Most future jobs in the U.S. will be these service jobs. More dues for the SEIUNION.

April 04 2011 at 5:14 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I don't know that there is such a thing as a dead-end job. You don't think there are 50 year olds with good jobs now whose first jobs were flipping burgers or the like?

April 04 2011 at 7:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I hope all the unemployed 99's are 1st. in line.

April 04 2011 at 5:12 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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