McDonald's is looking for people to fill 350 positions.
McDonald's is looking for people to fill 350 positions.

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.



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