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Fast food chain provides management positions
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Food and drink
KFC has announced the creation of 9,000 new jobs, among which will be higher salary positions which could be suitable for university leavers looking for management graduate jobs.
The fast food industry is set to fare well during the recession with many looking for cheaper food and the popular high street chain plans to build up to 300 more restaurants employing 25 to 40 people each.
Chief executive Martin Shuker said that, despite the common perception of a fast food job as low paid and low responsibility, there will be many management positions created.
"What we do is encourage as many people as we can to come and work at KFC and develop their career. There is lots of career progression."
Brendan Barber, Trades Union Congress general secretary, said: "It's encouraging that profitable companies are using their wealth to create new jobs, rather than hoarding it amongst shareholders."
Fast food is defying the effects of the recession with Domino's announcing 1,500 new vacancies and jobs at McDonalds increasing by 1,000.