On April 19, McDonald’s held a first-ever “National Hiring Day“. More than 75,000 job-seekers showed up to apply for 2,000 area positions — a 37.5 to 1 ratio. For every minimum-wage paying McJob, there were more than 37 applicants!
Ivanna Hampton reports for NBC Chicago, April 29, 2011:
Applicants packed franchises in Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana. McDonald’s filled all 2,000 jobs, including more than 1,000 posts in the Chicago area alone, a McDonald’s spokesperson said.
McDonald’s boasts about 1.7 million employees worldwide. The nationwide hiring spree is expected to increase its U.S. workforce by seven percent to 700,000.
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