McDonald's to create 800 jobs across Ireland ahead of full reopening
Good news on the job front.
McDonald’s has announced a plan to create 800 jobs in its restaurants across the Republic of Ireland this year, expanding its workforce in Ireland to almost 6,000 employees.
The new roles will be in McDonald’s restaurants nationwide including counties Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow.
The roles are being created in anticipation of crew capacity in restaurants increasing in the coming months, ahead of the full reopening of both indoor and outdoor dining in line with the easing of Government restrictions and public health guidelines.
According to Government guidelines, indoor dining will be allowed to reopen across Ireland from 5 July.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD described the announcement as "a welcome boost, demonstrating the company's continued commitment to Ireland, where it already has a strong employment presence throughout the country."
"As Ireland continues on the path to a full reopening, it is extremely positive news to see companies such as McDonald's planning for expansion and growing its workforce," the Tánaiste added.
“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," Paul Pomroy, CEO, McDonald’s UK & Ireland said on Sunday.
"Since we first opened our doors in Ireland in 1977, we’ve created over 3000 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 800 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 95 restaurants are run by 22 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 today reflect our commitment to continue to innovate and invest in the local communities and economies we serve.”