McDonald's Hires 62,000 At Job Event, Turns Down 938,000

McDonald’s reports that it has hired 62,000 people who applied during its April 19 nationwide job event. If that sounds like a lot of people who want to work at McDonald’s, get a load of this number. They say they got over a million applications, meaning they turned down over 938,000 wanna-be burger flippers.

It’s a snapshot of how well the economy is doing when you have so many people clamoring for such a low-tier job. But hey, at least it’s better than a million people applying, and a million people getting turned down. Green shoots, green shoots.

McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned [Bloomberg]

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