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McDonald's takes aim at "McJob" with U.S. hiring spree
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By Lisa BaertleinPosted 2011/04/04 at 12:06 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 4, 2011 (Reuters) Fast-food chain McDonald's Corp announced a one-day spring hiring spree aimed at fighting the use of the term "McJob" as shorthand for describing low-wage, dead-end work.

The global restaurant chain said it plans to hire as many as 50,000 new U.S. employees -- ranging from restaurant crew to managers -- on April 19. The move would increase the hamburger company's U.S. workforce by 7.7 percent to 700,000, but such hiring is typical in the lead up to the busy summer months.

"Our total hires are similar to past years, but the goal of hiring 50,000 people in one day across the U.S. is unique," McDonald's spokeswoman Ashlee Yingling told Reuters.

The April hiring event is preparation for the busy summer months. "But these are not just seasonal jobs. It's a mix of permanent and temporary jobs," Yingling said.
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  -McDonald's takes aim at "McJob" with U.S. hiring spree n2doc  Apr-04-11 12:01 PM   #0 
  - So, more efforts to make us all fat and poor or fatter and poorer. Brilliant!  Raven   Apr-04-11 12:03 PM   #1 
  - No one is forcing anyone to eat McDonalds. nt  Lost-in-FL   Apr-04-11 12:21 PM   #5 
  - rofl -- "often more than $8/ hour" -- be still my heart!  phantom power   Apr-04-11 12:04 PM   #2 
  - That's $15,000 a year! Big money!  rfranklin   Apr-04-11 12:24 PM   #6 
     - Gramps- "Why, I remember I made less than that at my first job!"  n2doc   Apr-04-11 12:48 PM   #7 
        - this gramps made $5400 on the first corporate job in 1971...  rfranklin   Apr-04-11 12:55 PM   #8 
           - Exactly  n2doc   Apr-04-11 02:09 PM   #11 
  - Oh look, see? The tax cuts wor-... oh wait never mind.  Shagbark Hickory   Apr-04-11 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Well I guess Agent Orange finally solved unemployment. Now the 99'ers can just go flip burgers  Erose999   Apr-04-11 12:07 PM   #4 
  - So how does offering 50,000 McJobs at the same time  snooper2   Apr-04-11 01:02 PM   #9 
  - I smell a McSnowjob.  Arugula Latte   Apr-04-11 01:26 PM   #10 
  - Lots of snarky responses. But my first job was worse than working at McDonalds, and paid much less.  Nye Bevan   Apr-04-11 03:09 PM   #12 
     - It's great so long is it is your first job  n2doc   Apr-04-11 03:24 PM   #13 

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