McDonald’s to speed up growth in China

Chain to hire 50,000 workers this year as part of plans to open 700 units by 2013

McDonald’s Corp. said this week that its store growth and hiring are about to accelerate in China, with plans to open 700 new stores in the country by the end of fiscal 2013 to bring its total restaurant count there to 2,000.

McDonald’s China also said it would hire 50,000 people this year to staff new restaurants, a move similar to this month’s National Hiring Day in the domestic McDonald’s system, which resulted in more than 62,000 new “McJobs” aft

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