The Winchendon, Massachusetts, restaurant was hiring a cashier and asking for candidates to have a Bachelor's degree and between one and two years of experience, reports Paul Bedard at The Washington Examiner.
"With colleges producing more graduates, and youth unemployment at a sky-high 11.5 percent, even landing a job selling Big Macs is getting competitive," Bedard writes.
The job ad says that the right candidate could enjoy "a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun."
While the ad seems absurd, it actually indicates a bigger problem with the U.S. economy.
People in their 20's have higher unemployment than other groups, and many are saddled with loan and credit card debt.
"Sadly we've taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there's intense competition for just about any job....young people are getting screwed over even worse than the country overall," Evan Feinberg, president of the youth advocacy group Generation Opportunity, told Bedard.
In a statement, the franchise owners denied requiring a bachelor's degree for the position:
“There has been some misinformation reported by an independent job site with no relationship to the Winchendon, Massachusetts McDonald’s. The original job posting did not require a bachelor’s degree and we do not require a bachelor’s degree for employment. Our organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work force,” the statement read.
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