McDonalds to hire 600 in Portland area


McDonalds plans to hire 50,000 workers across the country, with 600 of those positions to be filled in the Portland metro area.

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McDonalds plans to hire 50,000 workers across the country, with 600 of those positions to be filled in the Portland metro area.

The company kicked off their massive hiring event on Tuesday.

McDonald’s painted the event as a boon for an economy where more than 13 million Americans are looking for work. But the real purpose, industry experts said, is that McDonald’s needs to portray itself as a decent employer.

McDonald’s and other fast-food chains, once an entry point into the work force for teenagers, appear to be turning into an employer of more adults, a legacy of the recession, industry watchers said. The average age of a fast-food worker is 29.5, up from 22 in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Read more at KATU.

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