EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 16000
Group: McDonald's

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-01-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 07-01-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 3000

Additional Information

McDonald’s, US-headquartered chain of fast food restaurants, is to create 3,000 new jobs in Italy by the end of 2015. It is reported that most new jobs will be part-time jobs as the company sets out to open 100 new restaurants in the next three years.

In response to this expansion, the Filcams-Cgil trade union has criticized the industrial relations model at McDonald’s. In particular, the trade union has condemned the lack of company-level bargaining and the large use of part-time jobs by the company.

Currently, McDonald’s has around 16,000 employees in Italy.