Sign of the Times: McDonald’s Received Over 1 Million Applications During Recent Hiring Event

McDonald's logoTo put this in prospective, according to Tampa Bay Online, 1 in every 188 Floridians applied. Leslie Patton writes for 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.

The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose last week, a sign that progress in the labor market may be fading. Jobless claims increased by 25,000 to 429,000 in the week ended April 23, the most in three months, according to data from the Labor Department in Washington today…

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  • Drewhempel

    Isn’t that a 99% rejection rate for applications? So fast food standards are now more strict than most any other application process. That’s progress in my opinion.

  • Drewhempel

    Isn’t that a 99% rejection rate for applications? So fast food standards are now more strict than most any other application process. That’s progress in my opinion.

    • Anon

      yes, but how often do companies have days that see 1 million applicants? how often do they hire more than they planned to?

  • Anon

    yes, but how often do companies have days that see 1 million applicants? how often do they hire more than they planned to?

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  • releasethedogs

    Yay! Manufacturing jobs!

  • Anonymous

    Yay! Manufacturing jobs!

  • NextLevelNow

    This is our future. The jobs aren’t coming back. Technology can replace over 80% of jobs right now, and more would be obsolete in a resource based economy.

    • Research TZM_TVP

      As long as money determines our decisions we will continue to see the degeneration of our environment and quality of life. A resource based economy is inevitable if we are to continue to survive on this planet. A monetary system breeds competition, corruption, deceit, over consumption of resources etc.. We can not survive on a system that relies on the cyclical consumption of resources on a finite planet.
      Research for your self, think for yourself, and realize for yourself that a resource based economy is at least, a whole lot better than what we’ve got now.
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  • NextLevelNow

    This is our future. The jobs aren’t coming back. Technology can replace over 80% of jobs right now, and more would be obsolete in a resource based economy.

  • Research TZM_TVP

    As long as money determines our decisions we will continue to see the degeneration of our environment and quality of life. A resource based economy is inevitable if we are to continue to survive on this planet. A monetary system breeds competition, corruption, deceit, over consumption of resources etc.. We can not survive on a system that relies on the cyclical consumption of resources on a finite planet.
    Research for your self, think for yourself, and realize for yourself that a resource based economy is at least, a whole lot better than what we’ve got now.
    http://www.thevenusproject.com
    http://youtu.be/4Z9WVZddH9w

  • http://www.facebook.com/lafryer Leo Fryer

    I just wonder how many were Hispanic? Here is SOCal Hispanics hold 100% of fast food jobs which includes McDonalds, Wendys, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger King, and even our local PIZZA restaurants (Rusty’s) are entirely Hispanic…. seems like a pre-requsite for these jobs. What really irks me about this is when I order a pizza I have to ask for extra cheese…. and everytime there is less cheese. I thought (ex)tra was something they thought meant less cheese… NOW I have to yell at them to put some f’n cheese on it. A sad day when you italian pizza is made by a Mexican.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lafryer Leo Fryer

    I just wonder how many were Hispanic? Here is SOCal Hispanics hold 100% of fast food jobs which includes McDonalds, Wendys, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger King, and even our local PIZZA restaurants (Rusty’s) are entirely Hispanic…. seems like a pre-requsite for these jobs. What really irks me about this is when I order a pizza I have to ask for extra cheese…. and everytime there is less cheese. I thought (ex)tra was something they thought meant less cheese… NOW I have to yell at them to put some f’n cheese on it. A sad day when you italian pizza is made by a Mexican.

  • Kbootay

    I could use a job and new skills and would like to work at a fast food place but all I see are either young people and for sure at McDonalds it is hespanics only. What kind of racial profiling is that!

  • Kbootay

    I could use a job and new skills and would like to work at a fast food place but all I see are either young people and for sure at McDonalds it is hespanics only. What kind of racial profiling is that!

  • kosmos brenner

    BOYCOTT McDonald’s. As long as they continue to thumb their noses at E- verify for hiring LEGAL U.S. citizens.

  • kosmos brenner

    BOYCOTT McDonald’s. As long as they continue to thumb their noses at E- verify for hiring LEGAL U.S. citizens.

  • Reformat

    Chipoltle got jammed up for hiring illegal workers not to long ago. Here in Texas you almost have to be bilingual to get many jobs. And face it, they do not want to hire slacker 20 year olds with tons of piercings. Keep Austin Weird has it’s limits.

  • Reformat

    Chipoltle got jammed up for hiring illegal workers not to long ago. Here in Texas you almost have to be bilingual to get many jobs. And face it, they do not want to hire slacker 20 year olds with tons of piercings. Keep Austin Weird has it’s limits.

  • Reformat

    Chipoltle got jammed up for hiring illegal workers not to long ago. Here in Texas you almost have to be bilingual to get many jobs. And face it, they do not want to hire slacker 20 year olds with tons of piercings. Keep Austin Weird has it’s limits.

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