Capital Region McDonald’s restaurants are participating in a nationwide hiring effort by the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company to fill 50,000 jobs nationwide.
And while the image of a McDonald’s worker may be that of someone who flips hamburgers, McDonald’s says it will emphasize the opportunities for training and career advancement.
Many of those employees have become supervisors, managers or franchise owners, positions that can be far more lucrative.
McDonald’s also says the customer service and business skills employees pick up will serve them well in other fields.
“Our restaurant employees are the foundation of our business,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s U.S.A. “Our national hiring event is an opportunity to invite more people across the country to join our team, and learn that a McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities.”
The 70 restaurants in the Capital Region will participate in National Hiring Day and will seek to hire 400 new employees over the next few months.
The corporation’s three Capital Region “hub” restaurants — in Watervliet, at Five Corners/Rotterdam, and Exit 18 in Queensbury — plan special events Tuesday morning, but job seekers may fill out an application at any area McDonald’s from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applications also are available on line at http://www.mcnewyork.com.