Jul 29, 2016

    McDonald's to 'feed' Britain with 5,000 jobs


    MCDONALD'S said on Wednesday it would create over 5,000 jobs in Britain by end-2017, in a sign of its commitment to the country despite challenging economic conditions.

    Industry surveys have suggested that Britain's vote to leave the European Union has hammered consumer confidence. But retailers reporting results since last month's referendum have not seen any sharp drop in demand.

    "These remain challenging economic conditions but I'm pleased that, together with our franchisees, we remain committed to the UK," said McDonald's UK chief executive Paul Pomroy.

    Britain's business minister, Greg Clark, welcomed the news.

    Sainsbury's, Britain's second-biggest supermarket group, said last week it planned to create 900 jobs by 2020 in London at a distribution centre dedicated to online grocery orders.