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McDonald’s is willing to pay $21 an hour to address staff shortages in the United States

McDonald’s strives to maintain its workforce and not have new employees quit.

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Staff shortages continue across the United States despite millions of jobs created as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. For this reason, there are companies that seek to attack this trend with better salary offers, an example of this is McDonald’s Pay up to $21 an hour to your employees.

For months, the fast food company stated that it would increase the salaries of its employees to about $15 an hour, but the situation did not improve for Americans to feel comfortable To return to the workplace, especially restaurants.

McDonald’s has stated that it will increase the hourly wages of more than 36,000 workers in its owned restaurants, 10% of all employees associated with the company. Most importantly, the fast food chain has about 13,900 owned restaurants across the United States. Other branches are franchise.

Meanwhile, other restaurants like Chipotle are looking for workers with an average wage of $15 an hour and up, Managers can earn up to $100,000 a year. However, the new salaries will be $11 starting at $15, with bonuses starting at $200 and $750 for interns and general managers.

This phenomenon of increases began a few months ago to boost employment nationwide, and many companies in the sector decided that to achieve their goals they had to increase the state’s federal minimum hourly wage, which is $7.25.

Now, the United States The number of vacancies to be filled exceeded 10 million. This mismatch causes companies to increase their salaries more intensely, including for essential jobs such as cashiers, delivery men or waiters.

According to official data from the Ministry of Labor, wages have increased in recent months by 4% annually, due to the return of many workers laid off during the pandemic. a lot of workers They are not ready to return to their jobs with a similar salary before the outbreak of the epidemic.

According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 40% of entrepreneurs who answered a survey in February revealed that they had not found workers to fill new jobs in this new phase of the pandemic.

Faced with this situation, large corporations such as McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Applebee’s, KFC or Amazon have taken entirely new and unexpected strategies by offering great salaries to fill vacancies of waiters, delivery men and managers.

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