TORONTO, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Sharpen your interview skills and get your resumes ready! On April 6, 2016, McDonald's restaurants in Ontario and across Canada will host the sixth annual National Hiring Day. Together with its franchisees, McDonald's Canada aims to recruit a record 7,000 employees in one day – with more than 3,000 of those potential employees in Ontario.
"We're committed to growing the careers of young people, as well as providing all employees with the relevant and in-demand skills that set them up for success," said Victor Rocca, Regional Vice President, McDonald's Canada. "This includes everything from customer service, leadership, communication, time management and problem solving – we call these Skills for Life."
McDonald's considers training an essential part of its business and integral to employee growth. For young people who might be starting their working careers, McDonald's teaches valuable skills they can take with them well into the future. For people returning to the workforce, a job at McDonald's allows them to apply and grow their skills in a flexible work environment.
National Hiring Day is an opportunity for job seekers to learn about McDonald's, apply for a position, and possibly even get interviewed on the spot. Positions include: restaurant management, crew, and new hospitality and customer service roles.
"We invite job seekers across the province to come into a restaurant, or apply online to one of the many positions we have available," said Rocca. "You never know where a job at McDonald's could lead you. In fact, more than 90 per cent of our restaurant managers, half of our franchisees, and almost 60 per cent of our top management started off as crew."
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Number of restaurants:
- Hiring target:
- Target: 280 new employees in Toronto
- Target: 105 new employees in Ottawa
- Target: 140 new employees in Windsor
- Target: 100 new employees in London
- Target: 60 new employees in Kitchener-Waterloo
- Target: close to 100 new employees in Hamilton
LOCAL FRANCHISEE QUOTES:
"McDonald's has been part a part of the Hamilton area for years," said Glen Steeves, local franchisee. "National Hiring Day supports our community with new employment opportunities that suit everyone – from management to crew."
"At McDonald's, National Hiring Day is a chance to grow our management and crew," said John Simioni, local franchisee. "We're proud to support the city of London, and welcome all applicants to learn about our available roles and training."
"We love supporting and serving the community of Thunder Bay," said Rob Prober, local franchisee. "In addition to Restaurant Experience of the Future, National Hiring Day is a chance for us to create even more career opportunities for Thunder Bay residents."
About McDonald's Canada
In 1967, Canadians welcomed the first McDonald's restaurant to Richmond, British Columbia. Today, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited has become part of the Canadian fabric, serving close to three million guests every day. Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ nearly 90,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 85 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. Of the almost $1 billion we spend on food, more than 85 per cent is purchased from suppliers in Canada. For more information on McDonald's Canada visit McDonalds.ca.
SOURCE McDonald's Canada
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For further information: For more information or interview requests, please contact: Michelle Yao, 416-446-3634, Michelle.Yao@ca.mcd.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited