I'm lovin' it: McDonald's hiring for 800 part-time jobs

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PHOENIX -- If you're looking for a job, McDonald's is the place to be on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Restaurants throughout the state will be hiring up to 800 part-time employees.

While most of the available positions are part-time, about 20 hours per week, many of them qualify for various benefits and insurance plans.

"We're hiring part-time, but really, we're looking for the future leaders of McDonald's," explained Travis Heriaud, who owns and operates 15 McDonald's locations throughout the Valley. "Thirty percent of our owner/operators started off as crew. Fifty percent of our McDonald's executives started off as crew. Seventy percent of our managers in our stores started off as crew. Really, it's an opportunity to find out who the future of McDonald's is. ... There are some serious opportunities out there and you can make a career out of it."

Benefits vary per franchisee, but they can include health-care coverage, free uniforms, free meals and support services.

For more information about careers at McDonald's visit  www.mcdonalds.com/careers or www.mcstate.com.

Wednesday's hiring event runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at participating Arizona McDonald's restaurants.