Just how bad is the job market for young adults and newly-minted college graduates? Consider this vignette from the labor market: a McDonald’s in a small Massachusetts town is seeking fulltime cashiers with bachelor’s degrees and at least a year of experience.
Here’s the job posting on JobDiagnosis.com.
“Friendly people wanted to smile while serving lots of guests daily,” it declares. “Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun.”
The posting also promies of “flexible hours,” “affordable health, vision and dental insurance” and even “free uniforms.”
WFXT-TV, Boston’s Fox affiliate, notes that the independent Winchendon, Mass. McDonald’s franchise may not actually expect to hire such qualified applicants. As the Washington Examiner observes, the same McDonald’s franchise also advertises jobs in Spanish.
On the other hand, says the Examiner, youth unemployment is at a staggering 11.5 percent. So maybe the Winchendon McDonald’s will indeed lure college grads to serve up its Filet-O-Fishes.