McDonald’s to create 1,000 new jobs with $62 million investment in Victoria


Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced eight new outlets in Victoria, “just a week after it expressed concerns over its performance in Australia”, The Guardian reports.

Image credit: McDonald’s website

According to the media release by the Premier of Victoria, the fast-food giant will invest $62 million to expand its operations in Victoria. As a result, 1,000 new jobs will be created, while the company expects the move to generate $38 million in construction investment.

“Up to 1,000 new jobs and $62 million will be invested in local communities by McDonald’s as they build eight new stores across the State. McDonald’s provides a great opportunity for young people to learn about teamwork, customer service and business operations while earning money,” Treasurer Michael O’Brien said yesterday.

“We know that young people who hold down a part-time job early in life become more employable and gain wide-ranging skills – and these 1,000 new jobs will provide even more opportunities for motivated young people,” said Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith.

McDonald’s currently employs up to 24,000 people across Victoria and is also a dedicated supporter of other local employers by sourcing Victorian produce such as beef, eggs, potatoes, lettuce and tomato.

“We offer so many young Australians what is often their first job and provide an unmatched opportunity for our people to realise the power of their potential. Indeed, I started my own career at McDonald’s as a teenager,” said Mahassen Haddad, McDonald’s Victoria Market Director.

The eight new Victorian restaurants will open in Lucas (Ballarat), Carrum Downs, Craigieburn North, Traralgon East, Clayton South, Langwarrin, Officer and Lara by the end of the year.

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