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CNBC reports that “McDonald’s is teaming up with AARP and the AARP Foundation to hire more older workers.

“The partnership will mean that all U.S. job postings from the fast-food giant will be featured on AARP’s job board. With the AARP Foundation, McDonald’s U.S. division is also piloting a program in five states to match McDonald’s and any franchisees who opt into the program with older Americans looking for jobs.”

While McDonald’s has long pitched itself as a great first job for young people, it has found that such employees are in short supply and don’t have the kind of flexibility it needs in terms of hours and availability. “The Chicago-based company is also dealing with a tight labor market as it gears up to hire 250,000 people this summer,” the story says. “So instead, McDonald’s is turning to a demographic eager for jobs: baby boomers.”
KC's View:
So if this whole MNB thing goes south, I can make a living saying, “Would you like fries with that?”

Okay. I could do that. And apparently, I’m in their target demographic.