Maccas serves up 350 jobs
WHILE many businesses on the Gold Coast and the Tweed are finding it tough, one business is attempting to recruit a small army.
McDonald's wants to employ 350 people of all ages before July to work in restaurants across the Gold Coast and the Tweed.
Michelle Orton-Dessaix is looking for 30-40 staff across her restaurants at Tweed Centro, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads and Marina Mirage.
"For me, we have had a better year because three of my stores are in tourist areas," Ms Orton-Dessaix said.
"The last three years the weather has been shocking."
Ms Orton-Dessaix said the rise in business for her stores meant she needed more staff of all ages.
"We need a very mixed kettle of fish. We have such a wide variety of hours where we need workers," she said.
Ms Orton-Dessaix knows firsthand about the opportunities available at McDonald's after starting as a crew member before climbing the ladder to management and the purchasing her first license about ten years ago.
McDonald's Cavill Ave licensee Tania Balhatchet said the recruitment drive was a great opportunity for the Gold Coast community.
Ms Balhatchet said employees who choose to pursue a career in management at McDonald's can also achieve nationally accredited qualifications.
"McDonald's restaurants provide nationally accredited training opportunities and employees who progress to management level will receive training to achieve a Certificate II and III in Management," Ms said.
"Our managers are trained and accredited with a Diploma in Business Management - it is a great opportunity."
People can find out more about the recruitment drive or how to apply by visiting the McDonald's Australia website.