McDonalds seek young blood

19 June 2014

mcdonalds_logo McDonald's has announced a recruitment plan for young workers, as it seeks to boost staff levels by 8,000.

The fast food chain said it would recruit first time workers and under 25s over the next few years, because they don't want 40 year old has-beens getting in the way, and also its part of a growth and investment plan. Plus it looks all a bit 'zero hour contracts', so don't get giddy.

The company spent £95 million on new and refurbished branches last year, and with 1200 branches and some 92,000 staff, it's been one of the few businesses that have actually survived the ravages of the recession.

Chief executive Jill McDonald said: "Our continued growth will enable us to further expand our workforce over the next few years.

"And in many cases give thousands of young people a valuable opportunity to start building their careers."

(Hang on, Jill McDonald - did she change that by deed poll?)

Troubled haired Chancellor George Osborne said:

"It is fantastic news that McDonald's is creating 8,000 new jobs here in the UK, especially with the majority going to first-time workers and under-25s.

"Every new person in work means a brighter future and more economic security for them and their family." he said in his charmless, almost Arbeit macht frei-y way.

TOPICS:   Restaurants

3 comments

  • jim
    so they fly in the face of the age discrimination laws that came in to effect not long ago. but then i guess if youre over 25 would u really want to work in a greasy hell hole like maccy ds
  • Tobby J.
    " it’s been one of the few businesses that have actually survived the ravages of the recession." Really....!
  • LoisHamAlTone
    Ahh yes.. McDonalds can create as many jobs as they want, but as they all are Zero Hours, work when we want sort of affairs, they are exactly the sort of unstable low-paid jobs young people don't need to be offered. Working in McDonalds isnt exactly an aspirational job. It should read.... “Our continued growth will enable us to further expand our exploited workforce over the next few years. And in some cases give hundreds of young people a tolerated opportunity to start building their careers in low-paid food service.” When these companies stop thinking they are handing out some sort of golden ticket, and realise that they actually offer an god-awful job, that people only do for the money due to desperation at finding something better, all will be good in the world.

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