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Amazon, McDonald's jobs bonanza: 6,000 positions up for grabs

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McDonald's woman with a job serving a customer.
McDonald's has announced 5,000 available new jobs. (Source: Getty)

Amazon and McDonald's have announced a hiring blitz in Australia this week, with an additional 6,000 jobs across both companies up for grabs.

McDonalds announced it would be hiring an additional 5,000 workers in its Victorian restaurants, while Amazon has 1,000 new positions available across the country for its mid-year sales season.

Walk into Macca's for an interview

From 9:00am to 6:00pm this Saturday, prospective McDonald's employees can simply walk into any one of the 260 restaurants in Victoria and have a five-minute interview with a hiring manager about a job, eliminating the need for a lengthy application process.

The jobs range from management positions to casual or full-time for young people.

McDonalds is one of Australia’s largest employers, with a workforce of more than 100,000 across the country, 28,000 of those in Victoria.

Amazon seasonal work hiring blitz

Meanwhile, Amazon has announced 1,000 seasonal jobs will be available at its fulfilment centres (FC) and Amazon Logistics sites across the country, including its recently launched robotics FC in Western Sydney.

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Many of Amazon's new jobs will be located at the new robotics packing factory in western Sydney. (Source: AP)

Amazon Australia country manager Janet Menzies said the hiring blitz was in preparation for the selling season, culminating in Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ in July.

“This is a great opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic people from a range of backgrounds to work with our team over the mid-year sales period,” Menzies said.

"Many of our current fulfilment centre employees started off in casual roles and have stayed on to grow exciting careers with us here at Amazon."

Amazon said it was looking for workers with a range of experience and skill levels to help pick, pack and ship orders to customers across the country for the expected increase in mid-year sales.

Seasonal work could lead to permanent position

Amazon employee Juan Robayo began as a seasonal worker at the Brisbane fulfilment centre. Six months later he became a seasonal area manager.

“I joined Amazon just a little over a year ago and, in that time, I’ve transitioned from being a seasonal hire to permanent," he said.

"I’ve also had experience working across pack, shipdock and now being an area manager for pick.”

Amazon employs around 3,000 people in Australia in a global workforce of 1.3 million, with 1,100 of those at the western Sydney robotics site, which opened in 2021.

To apply for available roles at Amazon, visit their website amazon.com/australiajobs.

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