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McDonald's (MCD) will boost its workforce by 83% this year to take it to 165K as it picks up its...

McDonald's (MCD) will boost its workforce by 83% this year to take it to 165K as it picks up its pace of store growth in the nation. The restaurant operator has less than half of the fast-food market share that Yum Brands claims, but the gap is narrowing with KFC China suffering some turmoil.
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  • wigit5
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    worldwide? or just china?
    17 May 2013, 02:35 PM Reply Like
  • josemcc
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    My educated estimate is that is only in China..The worldwide number is currently close to 450k.
    17 May 2013, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    yeah I am just hoping for some clarification since it looks goofy lol
    17 May 2013, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • spybreaker
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    probably china and india...that's where the growth is.
    17 May 2013, 08:27 PM Reply Like
  • rlp2451
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    83%??? I'd better get down there and put in my application.
    17 May 2013, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    I was thinking the same. Good for worldwide (or U.S. or China) job market.
    17 May 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
  • jumpnjoey77
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    Will be counted as manufactoring jobs.
    17 May 2013, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • rlp2451
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    McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s largest restaurant chain, said it plans to hire 75,000 new employees in China this year as the company accelerates store expansion in the world’s most populous country.

     

    The new hiring represents an increase of as much as 83 percent of the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company’s workforce in the Asian nation. McDonald’s has more than 90,000 employees in China currently, the company said in e-mailed statement today.

     

    Restaurant chains such as McDonald’s and Burger King Worldwide Inc. (BKW) are accelerating store openings in China as rising incomes and busy lifestyles boost demand for quick meals in the world’s second-largest economy. China’s chained fast-food industry will probably expand 14 percent to 115.1 billion yuan ($18.7 billion) this year from 2012, according to researcher Euromonitor International.

     

    McDonald’s plans to increase the number of outlets on the mainland by 300 to 2,000 this year. The Big Mac seller opened 256 stores in the Asian nation in 2012.

     

    The new positions announced today will consist mostly of store staff and 2,000 jobs will be for coffee baristas at its McCafe outlets, the company said. The number of McCafes will increase by 45 percent this year to 750, it said.
    17 May 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    don´t go into the food court of those vacant malls..just a hint
    17 May 2013, 03:44 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    There are already too many Starbucks and KFCs in Shanghai and Beijing, I suppose McD's are looking for really small townships (coincidentally populations over 500k)!
    17 May 2013, 09:49 PM Reply Like
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