McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 50,000 new crew and restaurant management positions at restaurants across the country during a hiring event on Tuesday.
The one-day event will seek to bring in and hire a combination of both full- and part-time positions in nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants, including the Greencastle location at Indianapolis Road and Percy Julian Drive.
"Our restaurant employees are the foundation of our business. They are the men and women who interact with our customers every day, enhance the McDonald's experience, and continue to help make our business strong," Greencastle McDonald's owner/operator Bob Jedele said. "Our national hiring event is an opportunity to invite more people across the country to join our team, and learn that a McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities."
The national hiring day event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Greencastle store.
For a more detailed snapshot on the national hiring event, McDonald's drew on research compiled by Dr. Dennis Tootelian, who studies business trends and policy at the Center for Small Business at California State University in Sacramento.
The investment around the target hiring of 50,000 employees is estimated that:
-- McDonald's and its franchisees will spend more than $518 million more in wages and salaries in the coming year, an average of more than $1.4 million every day.
-- More than $41.5 million in training will be invested in the company's new workforce -- instilling life-long business and customer service skills as well as setting employees up for success in current and future opportunities.
-- The addition of 50,000 potential hires translates into $54 million more in payroll taxes contributed to the broader economy.
-- Using a statistical multiplier effect, 50,000 new workers will generate almost $1.4 billion in annual spending -- more than $3.5 million per day.
A testament to McDonald's legacy in employee career development is McDonald's USA President Jan Fields. Similar to many other McDonald's executives, Fields began her career in an entry-level restaurant position. In fact, more than 50 percent of McDonald's franchisees and 75 percent of restaurant managers started as crew members.
Those interested in applying for an available position are encouraged to visit their participating local McDonald's location or apply online at http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/careers.h....