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. Steve

    Now that's manufacturing. Awesome job the American dream is alive.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Steve

    Lets see get free money smoke crack and make unwanted babies or work at Micky D's. Hmmmmm

    April 19, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Litterboxrox

    Just in time for 4/20.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. really bad karma

    If you didn't smoke crack before working at McDonald's you will soon after starting.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. sbk88888

    damn, I better get in line for McMinimum wage

    April 19, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. buysellwwii

    Crazy! wow! ck this out buyandsellwwii dot com

    April 19, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ronald

    No need to some crack, just eat our burgers. They are made from Kim Jong's a$$s crack, then sent to china and then to the us. I've explained our operations already, please pay attention.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. johnny

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!! My dream job just opened up!

    April 19, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Steven Gordon

    Yep...just what all recent college grads need. A job flipping burgers.

    Used to be an old joke about college grads and McDonald's..."I'm a liberal arts major. Would you like fries with that?"

    April 19, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jerry

    Now President Obama and his administration can take credit for the creation of new jobs. This is were America is headed, low paying service jobs, especially since both republicans and democrats have worked hard to shift American jobs overseas. Remember NAFTA that Bill Clinton signed into law? Or the free trade mentality of George W. Bush? These are probabaly part time jobs, and most people that are unemployed won't take them, because they will make more money on unemployment and food stamps.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. yardbarker

    So that explains the influx of still wet Mexican along the Texas border.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. chris

    50,000 jobs, with the majority of them minimum wage, wouldn't really help out the average person, but it would be a great hiring opportunity for teenagers that need to earn some money. And for some reason, I really want McNuggets right now

    April 19, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dave

    Wow, out of the 50,000 jobs only 86 are for corporate positions.

    April 19, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. I'm Ashamed To Live In a Country With So Many Morons And Blind Sheep... Bah Bah

    YAY!!! Great job Obama! Now I can fulfill my dream of spending my post college years at a $7/hr job being treated like a child by an uneducated manager with no real food experience. I was always told that hard work paid off. The funny thing is if I did absolutely nothing to contribute to my country then I'd get free food and utilities, but swallow your pride to work at Mickey Dees and all financial assistance from the state goes away. This country is amazingly dimwitted

    April 19, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. Special K

    I wonder how many of the new hires will be legal citizens able to read, write, and speak English?

    April 19, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse R

      As opposed to the young, bright, crack smoking, beer drinking, meth using youth raised in America who can't speak, read or write in English very well either.

      April 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Special K

      Hey they fit in that catagory also

      April 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Special K

      And at least the drug using youth of America are legal citizens and will be paying taxes out of their check before they get their fix as opposed to the illegals who will not!

      April 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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