McDonalds seek young blood
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.