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'McDonald's temp job better than no job at all' Fornero says

Labor minister defends fast-food giant's expansion in Italy

08 January, 13:19
'McDonald's temp job better than no job at all' Fornero says (ANSA) - Rome, January 8 - A temporary job at McDonald's is better than no job at all, Italian Labor Minister Elsa Fornero said Tuesday, responding to criticism over the American fast-food giant's plans to create 3,000 jobs over the next three years in Italy. "I like all businesses that are actively working to create jobs," she told Italian radio.

The plan, which would mostly include part-time and temporary positions, came under fire Monday from Italy's powerful left-wing labor confederation CGIL. "Everyone would prefer a long-term contract job," added Fornero, "but the circumstances facing businesses are difficult in this climate of great uncertainty. "Even a temporary job is better than no job at all".

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