The world's largest restaurant chain is creating 2,500 new jobs in the United Kingdom in attempt to ease rising unemployment rates, Reuters wrote.
The company already operates about 1,200 restaurants across Britain and Ireland. This expansive territory serves 2.5 million customers a day, Reuters reported.
Bloomsberg Businessweek reported that McDonald's will increase employee numbers in the U.K. to 90,000. In the corporation's e-mail statement, it is estimated that more than half of these new jobs will go to people under the age of 25.
McDonald's told Reuters reporter, Paul Sandle, that about 30 percent of the positions will go to first-time workers, but it is unclear about how many jobs would be full-time.
McDonald's has a "great record in investing in the U.K. and providing excellent training, apprenticeships and opportunities," U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said, as reported by Businessweek.