McDonald’s Pays $50 for Job Interviews, Highlighting Hiring Struggles

Business Insider (04/16/2021)
  • Blake Casper, owner of 60 McDonald’s franchises across Tampa Bay (Florida), was so desperate for additional employees that he started offering $50 to interview.
  • Many business owners believe that enhanced unemployment benefits paying more than many jobs has kept workers at bay.
  • However, Credit Suisse analysts have found that unemployed workers seek work but think it’s unsafe returning to frontline jobs with Covid still lingering.
  • While the $50 offer didn’t work, Casper attracted 115 workers via text-message applications, referral programs and signing bonuses.