Fast food restaurant McDonalds has announced plans to create 80 positions in Kent.
The company, which runs over 1,200 outlets in Britain and Ireland, is set to create 2,500 new posts throughout the UK.
30% of the jobs are expected to go to first time workers, with over 50% of positions being created for workers under the age of 25, although it is unknown which areas in Kent will benefit.
Press Officer for Mc Donalds, Kate McGown, said: “We can’t give a projection at this stage. Due to planning regulations, it is unknown where new restaurants will be. We are constantly on the search for new areas and opportunities.”
Stuart Todd, from Job Centre Plus, said: “Increases in any new jobs is a good thing, providing confidence for the wider UK economy.”
The news comes after McDonalds applied to Medway Council for planning permission to extend the Medway Valley Park branch of Mc Donalds, in Gillingham.Picture courtesy of Wikipedia
*article was written as part of my reporting & writing portfolio at the University of Kent