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McDonalds on hiring surge in Gloucestershire

McDonald's is recruiting staff at its ten sites across Gloucestershire as part of a nationwide drive to fill 20,000 roles.

The jobs come at a time when McDonald's is planning to open over 50 new restaurants across the country in the next 12 months, and in anticipation of crew capacity in restaurants increasing in line with Government guidelines.

The restaurant openings are part of a wider investment plan by McDonald's.

The fast food company plans to introduce Grab & Go options in areas with a high worker population and improved click and collect facilities, introduced last year.

The announcement comes as the hospitality sector in Gloucestershire struggles to recruit enough staff, with many still on furlough or others leaving the business and seeking opportunities elsewhere.

Paul Pomroy, CEO, McDonald's UK & Ireland said: "We hire brilliant people from communities across the UK & Ireland based on their qualities, not their qualifications, and we're proud to give people from all backgrounds a start in their careers.

"Since we first opened our doors in 1974, we've created over two million jobs - giving people the opportunity to train and develop in a flexible environment where everyone can be themselves and excel. 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. Our 1,400 restaurants are run by 200 local franchisees which means we have a personal stake in every one of our communities. It's a big responsibility, and the moves we've announced reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the local communities and economies we serve."

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