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If over 1 million people applied for work at McDonanlds and only hires 62 000, what does this say about the plentiful suggestions by many that the jobs are their, if only the lazy people would go and apply for them.
McDonalds is far from being a job most people aspire to, the teenagers it used to hire for the times outside of school took it because it was one of the few jobs avaliable to them. But when a million Americans apply for 62 000 low low paying positions I would suggest the job market is not exactly strong
McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month.
McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.
The April 19 national hiring day was the company’s first, said Danya Proud, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. She declined to disclose how many of the jobs were full- versus part-time. McDonald’s employed 400,000 workers worldwide at company-owned stores at the end of 2010, according to a company filing.