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KFC announces plans to create 5,400 jobs before end of 2020

An international fast food chain has announced that it will create 5,400 jobs across the UK and Ireland by the end of the year.

KFC, which has 965 restaurants across the country, will partly be supported by the government’s Kickstart scheme, which helps employers create opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds at risk from long-term unemployment.

This comes as the country sees an increase in demand for takeaways, with more people staying at home and fewer visiting traditional restaurants.

The company said that all of its new hires will be on a permanent basis in full time and part time roles, offering a minimum of 25 hours per week.

This comes on top of the 4,300 roles that the chain has already created since lockdown.

Paula MacKenzie, KFC UK & Ireland’s general manager, commented: “With new regional and national lockdowns coming into effect, it’s an uncertain time for many businesses – but due to the phenomenal support from our teams and fans, as well as the governments of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, we’re really excited to be able to welcome over 5,000 new team members ahead of Christmas.”

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