In the last blog post we looked at McDonald’s national hiring even that occurred on April 19, 2011 – since then the results have funneled in to media outlets rapidly. The fast food giant anticipated hiring 50,000 employees for its 14,000 stores across the country. Results have shown that the chain restaurant actually hired 24% more than projected with 62,000 new hires.
While this number may seem large it pales in comparison to the 938,000 that McDonald’s had to turn away. That’s right; McDonald’s received over one million applications. The company did not comment on how many of these jobs were management jobs, full time, or part time.
According to Bloomberg the number of applications for unemployment in the United States rose last week which is a sign that progress in the job market is lagging. So the exorbitant number of applicants for these entry-level restaurant positions should come as no surprise.
Working at McDonalds may not seem like the most ideal career choice for some, but unfortunately it may have been the only option available. Jobless claims are at a high in the last three months with 429,000. While it may seem bleak that McDonalds was only able to hire a percentage of the applicants, it is better than hiring no applicants. These entry level positions could ultimately lead to management positions for some of the new McDonald’s crew members.
McDonald’s may not seem like the most glamorous place to start a career, but many media outlets have reported that managerial salaries can sometimes exceed $50,000 after a certain amount of time with the company. McDonald’s has not revealed these average managerial salary but the Vancouver Sun reported that McDonald’s officials informed them that the average assistant manager annual salary was between $30,000 and $32,000