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. jack

    This is great news for all the accounting people whose corporate jobs are being "out sourced" to India. Thanx Cox Communications!

    April 19, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. sna

    I love how you are all complaining about how people who go to this "fail at life", Just because you people have jobs doesn't mean students and teenagers do. People won't hire them and you people certainly won't take the jobs. Why not give the jobs to those who want it?! None of you are in the position to judge who applies for these jobs. Jobs are jobs today. Just because you have a stereotype in your head about who works there doesn't mean its true. Not everyone spends their life working for McDonalds. It could just be a stepping stone for some kid who can't get a job. Remember that.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. karmaMan

    The majority of these jobs will be taken by the Hispanic minority..or should I dare "majority?"...."Ju wan son frai wi' dat?"

    April 19, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. donna laino

    How many white people will they be hiring? All I see at McDonalds are hispanics – one gets in and moves to manager and then hires all their freinds and relatives.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • sna

      What do you care? I doubt you'd ever leave your ignorant bubble to work there.So why does it matter?

      April 19, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • antony

      ignorance must be bliss

      April 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. No Vote

    They should be called Obama-Jobs. If I get hired do I get free french fries?

    April 19, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. jlb

    I see a stream of cars in the drive thru of any McDonalds I drive by (yes, I drive by). I wonder who is buying thier goods? It surely can't be just the coffee drinkers and parents of 5 year olds wanting their happy meal. So, they offer goods that someone wants, and they hire someone to provide the service. Is that so wrong? Isn't that what capitalism is about. Can all jobs pay high wages or sell only things that are good for you? The discussion of minimum wage is separate and distinct from McDonalds. Didn't McDonalds historically hire teens due to few hours and low wages? But today's teens don't want those jobs, so they hire the ones that will do it. Why would anyone think that the wages paid for this job, in and of itself, could support a family? I doubt they do, but jobs are hard to come by, give those who are willing to work a break. Peace.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      "willing to work" I like that. Now I am off to work.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Levi

      This. Very much this. Whether you're liberal or conservative, I seriously do not comprehend how you can criticize 50,000 new jobs, even if it IS only at $7.25. This is giving 50,000 people who didn't have a job before something to do with themselves.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. mako

    Everyone thank the GOP, jobs at Walmart and Mcdonald's are the only kind they want the slave class in America to have.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You are more right than you know....WAKE UP AMERICA! THE RIGHT IS USING RELIGION, GUNS, BIRTH CONTROL, THE AMERICAN FLAG, APPLE PIE AND CHEVROLET as tools so you sheep will follow! The Rich Republicans are destroying the middle class and you people are too STUPID to even realize that! Oh well, we elected Dick Nixon twice and Bushy 43 twice...I have no hope for this country.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Poor American

      Slave class. EXACTLY!

      The government wants you to think that those golden arches are actually made of gold.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. antony

    umm this is NOT what was needed mroe minimum wage jobs to put more stress on programs that already are about to break. FAIL MC DONALDS FAIL.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • J.Lawrence

      McDonald's employs some 400,000 people.... So if they fail.... That would not be a good thing. May not be a dream job... But its a hell of better than paying unemployment... Fact check... They offer benefits as well.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Destinatus

    McDonald's is on the DJIA and thus part of the industrial base that makes America strong! (since 1985)
    Or maybe it's time to rename it to the Dow Jones International Politics Index...

    April 19, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. John

    While that is promising for students (High School) does anyone really believe that you can make a living at McDonalds unless you are the Manager? Please...we lose good jobs in this country to off shoring/out sourcing and we get Wal Mart and Fast Food jobs in return.....wake up people a vote for the Republicans is voting yourself right out of a job! Do you tax breaks for the rich encourages them to create more jobs? You are living in a fantasy if you believe that!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. Trinity Zamrzla

    "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.

    I couldn't read this without picturing Kimberly as a SNL cheerleader ala Cheri Oteri, with her red and yellow cheer outfit and spirit fingers. Calm down lady, your employees flip burgers!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. gerome

    I have never seen so much ignorance confined in one chat box... wow....our future really is bright

    April 19, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. K

    50,000 jobs and only ONE corporate position in all of Maryland. Nice... This is why it's frustrating when people say there are jobs out there. There are plenty of low wage, no benefits burger flipping jobs, but very few opportunities for those who want/need so much more than that.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. Dick Hertz

    That means McDonalds is looking for 49,000 Illegals and 1,000 Bi linguals.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    Why is everyone complaining? McDonald's was my first job, and 14 years later I own two successful businesses. It helped pay my way through college and people forget that the income goes right back into the economy. Those employees will be buying gas, insurance, electronics, etc. All that helps the other industries. Calm down people. I don't see anyone on here hiring 50,000 people.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Poor American

      Would you like to be 45 years old and working at McDonalds, only to be told by the government that you are now a success and a symbol of an improving country? I see you dont work at McDonalds any more. Is that because you couldnt' make ends meet at McDonalds past the age of 16?

      April 19, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Rico53

      14 years ago a $ went a lot further , if you look at the percentile increase in min wage and the cost of living ,the cost of living left min wage far behind.

      April 19, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
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