McDonald's growth 'from investment and menu choice'

  • Today's announcement by McDonald's comes after the fast food restaurant created 3,500 new jobs last year
  • 70% of the jobs were taken by young people under the age of 21
  • McDonald's has added more than 20,000 people to its workforce during the last five years
  • Growth has been driven by investment in restaurants and technology and extended opening hours and menu choice


Record numbers in work

Official figures reveal unemployment fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million.