On the Radar: McDonald's hiring, more strong storms, Sheen's lawsuit
McDonald's has openings for 50,000 jobs in the U.S.
April 19th, 2011
06:55 AM ET

On the Radar: McDonald's hiring, more strong storms, Sheen's lawsuit

50,000 jobs: McDonald's is looking to hire as many as 50,000 people today as part of its National Hiring Day promotion.

Jobs are available at both the corporate and restaurant levels. Job-seekers can go to the company's website or check at local franchises to find positions.

"I'm hopeful to bring in at least a dozen [new employees] if not more," said Robert Hughes, owner of four McDonald's franchises in eastern Pennsylvania, told CNN affiliate WFMZ. "Sales across the country and then regionally are doing so well that we have that need to be hiring more people."

In the Houston, Texas, area, McDonald's is looking to add 1,500 employees, CNN affiliate KHOU reports.

"At McDonalds, we believe our employees do incredible things. If you have a desire for a career, and a passion for quality, you should see what McDonald’s offers," Kimberly Kelley Elizondo, a McDonald’s owner-operator in the Houston area told KHOU.

The burger chain has more than 32,000 restaurants and 1.7 million employees worldwide.

Severe weather: Another round of severe storms on Tuesday could strike Oklahoma, one of the states hit by a  wave of violent weather last week, forecasters say.

CNN's Weather Center in Atlanta described the risk of severe weather as moderate. This time the forecast for severe weather is focused on the Midwest instead of the South, where 45 people perished in a swath of extreme storms, including tornadoes, last week.

The areas facing a moderate risk of tornadoes and high winds on Tuesday extends from the Midwest to the Ohio River Valley.  Also included are the cities of Tulsa, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

The threat of heavy storms is predicted to diminish in those areas on Wednesday morning, but the Northeast could experience isolated outbreaks of severe storms later in the day.

Sheen lawsuit: Charlie Sheen's $100 million lawsuit against his former employer is scheduled to come to a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday.

But for those looking for the headline-grabbing actor, Sheen is expected to miss the hearing.  His "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour has him in Washington D.C. Tuesday night.

The lawsuit was filed in March and names Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre, the creator of "Two and a Half Men." Sheen is seeking punitive damages and recovery of unpaid wages in the lawsuit that alleges intentional interference with contractual relations and breach of contract, among other contentions.

In addition to Sheen, 9th Step Productions - a corporation formed by Sheen to contract out his acting services on the series - also is a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

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soundoff (219 Responses)
  1. Dim Mak

    @JNICENYC: I blame both parties actually, and many other people do too. All the good middle class manufacturing jobs have gone away under both parties so corporate america and increase stock prices. It's a slap in the face that uncle sam thinks fast food is an acceptable replacement. Then when people can't pay their mortgages they get chastised. Who blamed this on Obamacare? Lol

    April 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |

      @Dim Mac you have a good point its a collective neglect of our fiscal bank accounting that landed us here. Both parties are responsible as you said....I was responding at someone who had posted earlier about how this was a result of obamacare failing this that and the other. Peace!

      April 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ronald

      @JNICENYC – Please don't steal our trade name. It's "Dim Mak", not "Dim Mac" as in McDonald's (pronounced by the general American public as Mac Donalds). Thank you!

      April 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kalamity Jane 0711

    McD's is hiring 50,000 people! That is 50,000 people back to work and off government assistance. I'm sure they feel better about themselves because they are on their way to taking care of themselves and their families again. In this economy, one can not be too picky. Everyday people lost their jobs when the economy went bust in 2009: Middle-managers, corporate CEO's, department managers, office workers. It's a great feeling when you are finally able to pay your own bills! Been there, done that.

    April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Winning Thread Comment Of The Day

    The winner is commenter 'really bad karma':

    "If Charlie wins lawsuit, several industries will likely be hiring. P*orn, cig manufacturers, alcohol, and cr-*ack dealerships."

    April 19, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phil

    "On the Radar: McDonald's hiring" But no one noticed the radar because they were sleeping.

    April 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. In the Wind

    Isn't this wonderful we will have 50k people having a job paying substandard wages as we outsource the higher paying job to other countries! How wonder of the companies and government to stab all of us in the back as they steal every penny they can from us to give to their pimps!!

    April 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mac

    Hey, Ronald, it was my name first! Where are my royalties, thief?

    April 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ole Lady

    Burger king burgers are better. Taste the flame better than taste the nuke. Besides I can have it my way at B K.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    @ole lady:

    I agree! And we ladies *always* want it our way! 😉

    April 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. George Dimitri

    I agree, Burger King beats the heck of McD's. And as ole lady said they are actually cooked like a burger should be, flame 'n all. McD's are just assembly lined nuked. Nasty.

    Hey, anyone ever try a "Whataburger"? We had them in Texas and now that's one excellent fast food hamburger chain!

    Wow, after typing it, I started to wonder why it's called a "hamburger"? It's beef not ham, right?

    April 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    There, Mr. Dimitri, lies the conundrum. That's been debated for years! 🙂

    We have Schoop's in my area-fabulous! Although I wouldn't call it "fast food"; no drive thru! Though they are a bit pricey. Whataburger sounds cool, though. *Anything* is better that Mickey D's, though. And the clown, quite frankly, scares me. A little TOO friendly....

    April 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tenebris

    @ George Dimitri

    It is called a hamburger because it is named for something/someone from the city of Hamburg. The mean grinder which used to produce ground beef is said to have been invented by Karl Drais, a German. Also, sausages: frankfurter (something from Frankfurt, Germany) and weiner (something from Wein = Vienna). Remember Kennedy? "Ich bin ein Berliner"?

    April 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
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