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McDonald's holds first national hiring day to fill 50,000 jobs
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2010 file photo, a McDonald's restaurant is shown in Doral, Fla. McDonald's Corp. plans to hold its first national hiring day April 19, 2011, to fill 50,000 openings nationwide, seeking to lure new employees in a tough job market.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
McDonald's Corp. will hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.
McDonald's is hiring restaurant crew and management for full-time and part-time positions. The company's hiring goal translates to between three and four new hires per restaurant.
Turnover slowed in the past few years because of the weak economy, the company says. McDonald's sees this event an opportunity to attract employees in a tough job market.
It is also trying to shed the negative connotation of employment at the fast-food chain, once dubbed "McJobs." About half of its franchisees and more than 75 percent of its managers started as store workers.
"A McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities," the company said in a statement.