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McDonald’s to Hire 20,000 Additional Workers When New Restaurants Open in UK and Ireland | Economic news

McDonald’s has announced the hiring of 20,000 additional workers as part of the opening of new restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

The US-owned fast food chain is hiring staff and opening 50 new locations in 2021.

Another 100 will be added over the next two years, UK and Ireland chief executive Paul Pomroy told The Sunday Telegraph.

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Lifting restrictions is “business critical”

Mr. Pomroy said: “It’s fantastic to be able to give 20,000 more people the opportunity to work with us.

“There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a huge impact on the employment opportunities of many people and has threatened the future of the country’s shopping streets.

“The actions we announced today reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the communities and local economies we serve.

Mcdonalds currently has over 1,400 restaurants, operated by local franchisees, across the UK and Ireland, employing over 130,000 people.

Mr Pomroy admitted, speaking to The Telegraph, that he “was getting harder and harder to recruit.”

Business sector body UK Hospitality recently described a staff crisis across the industry with a vacancy rate of 9% or 188,000 workers, after more than a year of closures and restrictions.

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McDonald’s UK and Ireland boss Paul Pomroy said he was “getting harder and harder to recruit”

McDonald’s said in April that globally, first-quarter sales exceeded 2019 levels, thanks to a strong performance in its US home market.

Outside the United States, it said it performed well in Australia and Canada, but continued to be held back in many markets by COVID-19[female[feminine restrictions.

Earlier this year, Sky News reported says sales competitions between restaurants in the UK endangered the health and safety of staff. McDonald’s said …

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