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McDonald’s to make 700 jobs available in Victoria

The jury may still be out on how good the food is for us, but McDonald’s may be the best thing going for Victoria’s job market.

The golden arches will make 700 jobs available around the state and 3000 nationwide by year’s end.

The employment boost will take place as seven new stores, each employing about 100 people, are opened across Victoria by the end of 2012.

McDonald’s Australia chief executive Catriona Nobel said while the days of flipping burgers were over – the grill is clam-shaped – the values were the same.

“A large percentage of our employees are young people,” Ms Nobel said.

“We have got young restaurant managers in their 20s managing over 100 people, managing schedules of peaks and troughs across a week – they have to order in fresh produce in the right amounts.”

The restaurants are looking for baristas, managers, front-of-store operators and kitchen staff.

But the biggest focus is on people who like working with customers and fellow employees and who want to learn and a good smile doesn’t hurt, according to Ms Noble.

The Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the announcement was welcome.

“McDonald’s planned addition of seven new stores in Victoria that will create around 700 new jobs … shows Victoria remains a competitive destination for investment and business growth,” said VECCI chief economist Steven Wojtkiw.

A formal announcement will be made at a careers forum in Melbourne today.

Reinvent Your Career would like to thank the Herald Sun where this article first appeared.

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