More Than 1M Applied for a McJob

McDonald's ends up hiring 62K new workers
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2011 8:43 AM CDT
McDonald's employees wait to take orders during a one-day hiring event at a McDonald's restaurant on April 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – McDonald's national hiring binge is done, and the chain ended up handing out 24% more jobs than the 50,000 it said it would. And those 62,000 new employees must be la creme de la creme, because they were chosen from a field of more than 1 million applicants, reports Bloomberg. That's right, number-crunches the Consumerist: McDonald's turned down more than 938,000 would-be workers. Quips Ben Popken, "It's a snapshot of how well the economy is doing when you have so many people clamoring for such a low-tier job." Perhaps it's also a sign that the whole rebranding-the-McJob thing is working?

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