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Alexa and Google helping McDonald’s with its hiring

SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 09: A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The days of filing out a traditional application for a job at the nation’s fast food leader are seemingly…McOVER.

Job seekers can now start the application process by using smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. It’s not available on Apple’s Siri.

You simply say “Alexa, help get me a job at McDonald’s.”

The device will ask what part of the country you want to work in, asks for your phone number and while it locates a link to nearby McDonald’s locations, it plays the “I’m lovin’ it” jingle.

At this point job seekers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom can use the feature.  Other countries may get access later.

McDonald’s is one of the first direct employers to use the voice recognition systems this way.


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