EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 110000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-07-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2017
Planned Job Creation: 5000

Additional Information

Fast food giant McDonald's has announced plans to create 5,000 more positions in the UK. The move will see the opening of 25 new restaurants. Existing sites will also be extending their opening hours and new staff will be required to meet this demand. The decision to create new jobs is being seen as an indicator of confidence in the UK economy following the vote to leave the EU. All jobs will be permanent and include a mix of full-time and part-time positions. The jobs are expected to be filled by the end of 2017, which will bring the UK workforce of McDonald's up to 115,000.