EU. McDonald’s will pay its employees $ 21 an hour

The job shortage is so great in the United States as a result of the pandemic, that a McDonald’s pays up to $ 21 an hour to its employees, in order to attract new employees to continue operating in the midst of the health crisis.

Currently, the United States has exceeded 10 million in the number of job vacancies to fill, according to BBC. This mismatch is causing companies to increase their salaries with greater intensity, including the most basic jobs such as cashiers, delivery men or waiters.

Salaries in recent months have increased by up to 4 percent annuallyThis is due to the reinstatement of several workers who were laid off during the pandemic. Nevertheless, a large part of the workers are not willing to return to their jobs with a similar salary prior to the pandemic.

Because most of them have received tax incentives and their unemployment benefits with checks of up to more than a thousand dollars, which has helped them maintain their lifestyle, pay their rent and even save.

According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, 40 percent of entrepreneurs who answered a survey in February, revealed that they had not found workers to fill new jobs in this new stage of the pandemic.

Faced with this situation, large companies such as McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Applebee’s and KFC or Amazon have taken strategies completely new and unexpected by offering hefty salaries to fill vacancies for waiters, delivery men and managers.

McDonald’s will pay up to $ 21 per hour

McDonald’s said it would increase the wages of more than 36,000 workers per hour in the stores that are owned by the company in the United States, averaging 10 percent over the next few months, it is important to note that the fast food chain has about 13,900 restaurants nationwide.

While other restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill are looking for workers with an average salary of $ 15 per hour and even, managers could earn up to $ 100,000 a year.

Nevertheless, the new salaries would be $ 11 starting up to $ 15, with bonuses starting at $ 200 and $ 750 for apprentices and general managers.

The federal minimum wage is still $ 7.25 an hour. For nearly a decade, thousands of workers in the United States have fought for “the $ 15,” pressuring various companies to pay fairer wages. So far, some cities and states have gradually increased the minimum wage.

Nevertheless, no salary has exceeded $ 15 an hour. Being one of Joe Biden’s goals to reach a federal minimum wage of $ 15 an hour in 2025 in several states of the nation, in view of the rise in wages in several areas.

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