McDonald's To Recruit 8,000 Young Staff
McDonald's has announced a recruitment plan for young workers, as it seeks to boost staff levels by 8,000.
The fast food chain said it would recruit the first-time workers and under-25s over the next three years, as part of a growth and investment plan.
The news comes as it published a report, pegged to its 40th anniversary in the UK, highlighting the boost to business the company has made.
McDonald's said that since the first diner opened in 1974 it has contributed more than £40bn to Britain's economy.
It said the firm spent £95m on new and refurbished outlets last year.
It added that its ongoing operations plough more than £2bn annually through its supply chain purchases.
Chief executive Jill McDonald said: "Our continued growth will enable us to further expand our workforce over the next few years.
"And in many cases give thousands of young people a valuable opportunity to start building their careers."
The company currently has around 1,200 eateries in the UK and employs some 92,000 staff.
Chancellor George Osborne said: "It is fantastic news that McDonald's is creating 8,000 new jobs here in the UK, especially with the majority going to first-time workers and under-25s.
"Every new person in work means a brighter future and more economic security for them and their family."