Shortage of employees: Food companies recruiting 14-year-olds in America, people are not getting even at Rs 1100 per hour
American food chain company McDonald’s is facing employee shortage for the first time in its 40-year history. As a result, the company’s Oregon-based franchisee has begun recruiting 14 to 15-year-olds. These appointments are being done under labor laws. Here teens who are 14 years of age or older can be recruited into food service jobs.
According to the law, the working hours will be such that their school hours are not affected. Heather Kennedy, the operator of the company’s franchise Medford restaurant, said that such a situation never happened. We have fixed a minimum wage of $ 15 (about Rs 1100) per hour to attract employees.
Still people are not showing interest. Kennedy said that so far 25 applications have been received for the recruitment of children up to 16 years old. McDonald’s isn’t the only one employing boys who are 14 or older. Before that Burger King, Wendy’s had also done such recruitments.