McDonald’s has announced that it is hiring 20,000 more workers as it opens new restaurants in the UK and Ireland.
The US-owned fast food chain is taking on staff and opening 50 new sites in 2021.
A further 100 will be added over the next two years, UK and Ireland chief executive Paul Pomroy told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
Mr Pomroy said: “It’s fantastic to be able to offer an additional 20,000 people an opportunity to work with us.
“There is no doubt the pandemic has had a huge impact on many people’s employment opportunities and threatened the future of high streets up and down the country.
“The moves we’ve announced today reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the local communities and economies we serve.”
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