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OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. will host a massive national hiring day on April 19, with plans to fill 50,000 job openings, the company announced.
Both restaurant crew and management will be hired for full-time and part-time positions. McDonald's is striving to add staff as business improves and more locations remain open 24 hours a day, the company said.
A side goal of the hiring push is to promote the image of a McDonald's job as something positive. "A McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities," the company noted in a prepared statement. Around 75 percent of McDonald's managers and about half of its franchisees began their careers as store workers.
The company held a similar, smaller event last year in its Western region, during which over 60,000 people applied for 13,000 positions.
People interested in the April 19 event can apply online or in stores. Some McDonald's locations will also hold events and interviews that day.