Flipping burgers at McDonald’s now requires a higher level of education.
McDonald’s Restaurant Requires College Degree
via NY Daily News reports:
Bosses at a franchise for the fast-food chain in Winchendon, Mass., are requiring new recruits to have a bachelor’s degree.
Those applying for the full-time cashier’s role must also have at least one year of experience in working the tills if they want get the job.
An advertisement for the role, also uploaded in Spanish to jobdiagnosis.com, said: “[We want] friendly people … to smile while serving lots of guests daily.”
The salary isn’t revealed, but a management position also listed starts at $10 per hour. A bonus is available if the applicant has previously worked at a McDonald’s branch.
Youth advocates said the advertisement revealed the tough, competitive nature of the young adult job market. The unemployment rate for that group, ages 18 through 29, is 11.5%.
Evan Feinberg, president of Washington-based Generation Opportunity, told the Washington Examiner young Americans were “getting screwed over even worse than the country overall.”
“Sadly we’ve taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there’s intense competition for just about any job,” Feinberg added.