Do You Want to Work for McDonald’s?

In the current job market that continues to be tough, McDonald’s and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 50,000 new crew and restaurant management positions during a hiring event on April 19. 

The one-day event will seek to bring in and hire a combination of both full and part-time positions in close to 14,000 U.S. restaurants.

Recently, a rebuilt McDonald’s restaurant in Riverside, Calif., became the first McDonald’s west of the Mississippi, and the fourth in the U.S., to seek LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). (Read: What McDonald’s is Doing to Taste Green)

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Also, McDonald’s USA celebrated McHappy Day, kicking off its annual “Give A Hand” fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) – the company’s “Charity of Choice.” (Read: McDonald’s Asks for Your Helping Hand)

And extending the range of its food offerings, the company kicked off the new year with the introduction of its new Fruit & Maple Oatmeal available for customers at breakfast and throughout the entire day.

Delivering two of the three recommended daily servings for whole grains and about a half cup of fruit, Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is McDonald’s first new breakfast offering since 2008. (Read: McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal for Breakfast)

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

“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.”

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The investment around the target hiring of 50,000 employees is estimated that:

  • McDonald’s and its franchisees will spend more than $518 million more in wages and salaries in the coming year, an average of more than $1.4 million every day.
  • More than $41.5 million in training will be invested in the company’s new workforce – instilling life-long business and customer service skills as well as setting employees up for success in current and future opportunities.
  • The addition of 50,000 potential hires translates into $54 million more in payroll taxes contributed to the broader economy.
  • Using a statistical multiplier effect, 50,000 new workers will generate almost $1.4 billion in annual spending – more than $3.5 million per day.

Those interested in applying for an available position are encouraged to visit their participating local McDonald’s location or apply online at

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