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McDonald's US store plans to hire 14- to 15-year-olds, due to lack of workers

McDonald’s US store plans to hire 14- to 15-year-olds, due to lack of workers

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September 3, 2021 20:50 GMT

In just two weeks, they have already received about 25 applications.

Staff shortage led to McDonald’s attempt to shop in Oregon (USA) Employing adolescents between the ages of 14 and 15. To do this, he marked the door of the enterprise, after which he already did happened nails 25 applications.

“There are always problems with workers, but that’s unheard of”, hung Heather Coleman, who runs the restaurant, noted that for the past 40 years her family has run franchises McDonald’s They have never gone through a similar situation.

As explained, with a Minimum salary $15 an hour did not receive the demands they expected among the elderly, so they had to resort to it Workers They range in age from 14 to 15, which he described as a “blessing,” highlighting his “work ethic” and his approach to technology.

However, the intent to employ teenagers of this age does not only occur in McDonald’s, since this year local burger king From Ohio he sent a message to parents: “Do you have 14 or 15? Do they need a job? We’ll hire them!”

Although each state has its own labor laws, the US Department of Labor considers 14 as the minimum age for non-farm jobs. In addition, teenagers between the ages of 14 and 15 are allowed to work in restaurants and quick service companies, with the number of days and hours established by law.

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