McDonald's to ramp up hiring again April 11

Annual recruitment drive growing by 1,000 this year

McDonald's Restaurants of Canada is upping its recruitment yet again, planning to hire more than 6,000 people during its annual National Hiring Day on April 11.

The one-day hiring blitz will allow job-seekers to apply in-person for one of the more than 6,000 crew positions and 100 manager positions. Some will be interviewed on the spot by a member of the restaurant management team.

This year, McDonald's will hire almost 1,000 more employees than last year's National Hiring Day, and 2,000 more than 2011.

The company is also focusing on reaching young people searching for their first job. About 65 per cent of McDonald's crew are between 15 and 24 years old, with teenagers making up the largest employee demographic, representing about 42 per cent of the workforce.

Ninety per cent of restaurant managers and 50 per cent of franchisees began as entry-level crew members. More than 65 per cent of corporate staff began as crew members, including McDonald's Canada president and CEO John Betts, who started behind the counter 40 years ago.

“I want young people to know they can find real opportunities to learn, grow and develop at McDonald's,” he said. “I take great pride in the fact that this company offers young people their first job opportunity. We set them up on the path to success whether they stay with us for a year or, like me, an entire career."

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