HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, Australia

McDonald's to hire 17,400 people by end-2020

Workers will be a mix of full-time, part-time and casual roles.

McDonald’s will hire more than 17,400 people in Australia before the end of 2020, the company announced.

The fast food giant, which has over 900 stores in the country, will hire the workers across a mix of full-time, part-time and casual roles.

“This year has been a time of significant change and challenge for many Australians facing a difficult economic climate,” McDonald’s Australia chief executive officer Andrew Gregory said in the announcement.

“As one of the country’s largest employers we are very proud to be able to help make a positive difference and provide new opportunities for more than 17,400 Australians into full-time, part-time and casual roles as crew, maintenance, baristas and management.”

Gregory added that the chain was focused on offering employees “outstanding development opportunities” through training and on-the-job experience to attain skills they need to develop their career and future success.

“Providing young people with a great first job that also develops skills that enhance their employability, is something we believe is in the long-term interests of the Australian economy,” he said.

McDonald’s invests millions of dollars into virtual and face-to-face training at its training centres across the country, Gregory explained.

“As a Registered Training Organisation, we’re able to offer nationally recognised external qualifications and traineeships to help our people into careers in the business, retail, food service or hospitality sectors, in addition to our internal training courses,” he said.

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