Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

McDonald's will hold hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 jobs

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
 
brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:32 AM
Original message
McDonald's will hold hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 jobs
You see -- more private sector hiring! Lower unemployment numbers to crow about! More proof that "free trade" treaties and plutocrat bailouts really work!



http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2011-04-0...

McDonald's will hold hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 jobs

The company says it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves and more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.

The companys hiring goal translates to between three and four new hires per restaurant.

McDonalds says turnover slowed because of the weak economy. The company sees an opportunity to attract employees in a tough job market.

McDonalds held a similar event in its Western region last year. More than 60,000 people applied for the 13,000 jobs.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 AM
Response to Original message
1. yay, 50,000 minimum wage jobs serving crap to the public
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:52 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. Better than 50K unemployed
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:52 AM by Renew Deal
:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #4
9. but the fact that that many more people are serving crap certainly isn't better for the health of
the nation
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 AM
Response to Original message
2. I'll bet the young folks who couldn't find work last summer are grateful.
Only at DU could 50k new jobs be bad news. :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:44 AM
Response to Original message
3. MD is one of the few companies that managed to grow in the current economic....
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 10:45 AM by Lost-in-FL
environment. Good that they are opening up more positions. I am sure that many will appreciate a job opening up even if it is flipping burgers. Beats staying home feeling depressed, even if it doesn't pay much.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:31 AM
Response to Original message
5. So? Why the cynical bullshit? Economic health starts at the bottom up, does it not?
If McDonald's feels it needs to increase its workforce by 50,000 new employees, then I'd say that might be a good sign that prospects are improving in general. But I guess its more fun to be cynical for the sake of being cynical and shoot down any kind of positive news as much as possible.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:28 PM
Response to Original message
6. Good for them.
Maybe it's not a dream job, but it beats being unemployed. And, it's easier to find a better job if you already have a job.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:37 PM
Response to Original message
7. good news
Glad to see someone hiring this many folks.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:38 PM
Response to Original message
8. Free trade has been a complete failure.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 02:40 PM by Cali_Democrat
If hamburger flipper jobs could be outsourced, they would have been by now. I'm sure the corporations will attempt to outsource them to India and develop a new type of preservative/packaging that will preserve the food in flight over long distances. That's how sick these bastards are.

The backers of free trade said wages would increase for US workers because we would specialize in jobs that are more efficient from our end. The only thing that's happened is a race to the bottom where higher paying jobs in the US are outsourced to 3rd world countries paying slave labor wages. Meanwhile we're stuck with hamburger flipper service sector jobs.

Free trade has been a complete and utter failure.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. "Free" trade has been the means
to outsource labor.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Jul 22nd 2014, 07:21 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC