McDonald's® Canada National Hiring Day Aims to Create 250 Jobs in Manitoba

Sixth annual recruitment event generates thousands of roles for youth nationwide

WINNIPEG, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Get your resumes ready! On April 6, 2016, McDonald's restaurants across the province will host the sixth annual National Hiring Day. Together with its franchisees, McDonald's Canada is set to fill a record-breaking 7,000 roles in one day, with 250 potential positions in Manitoba.

"We're proud to provide youth across the province with world-class training that sets them up for success," said Shelly Hansen, Regional Vice President, Western Region. "National Hiring Day is not only a way for McDonald's to recruit new talent, it's an opportunity for us to begin the careers of young people."

National Hiring Day is a chance for job seekers to learn about McDonald's culture, apply for a position, and potentially be interviewed on the spot. Crew, management, and new hospitality and customer service roles are available for the taking.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Number of restaurants:
    • 56 in Manitoba

  • Now hiring:
    • 155 jobs in Winnipeg
    • 25 jobs in Brandon

QUOTES

"National Hiring Day is bittersweet for me. Last year at this time, the Northdale restaurant burnt down. We re-opened 10 months later and retained an incredible 80 per cent of our crew," said Ryan McCullough, Winnipeg Franchisee. "Now we're looking for new crew too. Come in to see the new restaurant and learn about how you can join our amazing team."

"We know strong crew and management are essential to our restaurant's success," said Brandon Franchisee, George Sheard. "That's why we're dedicated to providing our employees, old and new, with hands-on training and career opportunities."

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: Media requiring more information, please contact: Danielle Jang, McDonald's Canada, 604-293-4849 or danielle.jang@ca.mcd.com; Colleen Dunbar, Weber Shandwick for McDonald's, 604-283-1361 or cdunbar@webershandwick.com


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