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McDonald's jobs: Can it hire 50,000 workers in a day?

McDonald's jobs to be handed out April 19 include management and crew positions. Many McDonald's restaurants, moving to 24-hour schedule, need more workers.

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In this photo taken Jan. 24, a man walks out of a McDonald's restaurant in New York. Fast-food chain McDonald's Corp. said on April 4 that it plans to hire as many as 50,000 US additional employees later this month, saying a rising number of its restaurants are staying open 24 hours.

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McDonald's Corp. is hiring in a big way. On April 19, the fast-food giant hopes to hire 50,000 Americans in a single day.

Those include part-time and full-time crew members as well as managers in locations around the country.

And while flipping burgers may not sound like a big boost to America's job recovery, it's not something to pooh-pooh, either.

"McDonald's average wage is well above the minimum wage, it's in the $8.30 range said Jan Fields on CNN."

And managers have the ability to earn $50,000 per year. "A McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA, in a press release Monday.

One example is Ms. Fields herself: She started out in an entry-level position. More than half of its franchisees started as crew members.

McDonald's says it needs the extra workers because a growing number of its restaurants are moving to 24-hour operation.

If you're interested in applying, you can visit a participating local McDonald’s location or apply online.

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