Local Hiring Effort Part of National Initiative to Hire Up to 50,000 McDonalds Restaurant Managers and Crew

MIAMI (CBS4) — McDonalds is holding a super-sized hiring blitz on Tuesday. The company is trying to fill 50-thousand positions nationwide, including 375 new crew and restaurant management positions at its Miami-Dade and Broward area restaurants.

The new positions will include a combination of seasonal, full-time and part-time positions. About 800 McDonalds in the state employ more than 43,000 Floridians.  Those who filled out applications at the McDonalds at 2200 NW 36th Street in Miami were hoping that they would walk away with a new job.

“I think it would be something better for me, right now I am currently unemployed and it beats being on the streets doing nothing with yourself,” said Tito Miller.  ”If I do get hired, I’ll really appreciate it.”

The burger chain is also eager to change the perception of the term “McJobs” which might be a tall order for a word that even the Oxford English Dictionary defines as “an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects.”

The company says its jobs teach important skills and that many of its executives started as crew members. McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says franchisees will set wages but most pay around $8.30, more than the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum.

Miller said with the job market like it is these days, he’ll be lucky if he lands a job.

“I’ve got family members who have been working at Mercy Hospital for years then they got laid off,” said Miller.  “It’s crazy.”

Those interested in this one day only opportunity can apply on-line at www.mcdonalds.com/careers, or in person at their local McDonald’s.

Comments (6)
  1. Mike says:

    Working for McDonald’s isn’t as bad as working for Wal Mart. At least you’re not treated like a slave by brainwashed, inhuman managers at McDonald’s.

    1. Jimbo99 says:

      Isn’t McDonald’s in Wal-Mart ? There you go, 2 applications to fill out for underemployment at the same place. Here’s that big economic turnaround the last 4 years of Bush & Obama have been setting the stage for ?

  2. randy says:

    well, is mcdonalds going to hire some “Americans, or more illegal immigrants? I’m sick of trying to put in an order to people who won’t learn to speak our language so i can get my order right! You can’t even get a chocolate shake anymore at the hurst texas wal-mart mcdonalds anymore!… I finally quit going there because they finally gave me a vanilla shake with a drop of chocolate on top, and tried to tell me it was a chocolate shake,… you can’t get a job with mcdonalds if you’re white..! I hope you people sleep ok at nite knowing you’re screwing your kids out of a future by discriminating against white americans, and only hiring illegal immigrants..! I’ts sad when you see all those immigrants showing up for work at the hospital area mcdonalds in bedford, riding they’re bikes to work… All orders are taken in english, and then put up in mexican in the back!!! How very sad… I don’t want anything to do with mcdonalds anymore! we the people are sick and tired of our jobs being given to the illegals… shame on you guys, Randy in hurst texas

  3. randy says:

    when mcdonalds ends their practice of hiring illegal immigrants, who can’t get oders right, or even speak for that matter, then i’ll start patronizing them again! you people are discriminating against white americans! sad when you go in and sign says hiring, but all you see is mexicans, and they don’t even bother to call you for an interveiw!, even though you have all kinds of fast food experience! i will make sure i tell everyone i know to stay away from mcdonalds!

  4. Kayla McElhannon says:

    I do deliveries twice a month in most of Alabama and some parts of Georgia, go to A LOT of McDonald’s. I can not believe how the staff has changed in the last few years from White and Black to almost all Hispanic. There are bi-lingual managers who are Hispanic, but for the most part the rest of the staff do not speak English! At all! How is this possible? Even the music that is played is in Spanish! The only way I can protest this is I never, ever buy anything at any McDonald’s. No pain at all for them, but a tiny sense of not contributing to this blatant disregard for the law.

  5. Joan Richards says:

    If you call 877-623-9150 and report it like i did.. then maybe it will stop…

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