Thursday, April 28, 2011

938,000 Applicants Turned Away From Employment At McDonalds

McDonald's manager Christine Ruiz (L) interviews job applicant Antonio Rodriguez during a one-day hiring event at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Hundreds of job seekers filled out applications and were interviewed at a San Francisco McDonald's restaurant during a one-day nationwide event at the chain as they look to fill 50,000 positions at stores nationwide.
My God, what has become of the once great and mighty nation?

McDonald's released a statement today in which it announced that it has hired 62,000 workers recently on their April 19th hiring day. What is the most disturbing piece of information in the press release is that McDonald's received a total of 1 million applications in all.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what our economy has been reduced to. One million out of work Americans all fighting for the right to don the golden arches uniform and sling burgers and fries. After going to the McDonald web site I found out that they are offering a starting salary of $7.25 an hour. Given that the majority of these 62,000 positions filled were probably part-time, each of the lucky recipients of one of these jobs can look forward to a gross paycheck of $150.00 per week.

from Bloomberg:

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.

1 comment:

Silver Dog said...

I could make more money selling water at a red light.