McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

McDonalds will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands on their smartphones with Amazon's Alexa or Google's Assistant. (File/AP)
Updated 25 September 2019

McDonald’s enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

  • he function is available in the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the UK
  • Google and Amazon say McDonald’s is one of the first direct employers to use their voice recognition systems this way

Want a job at McDonald’s? Just ask your smartphone.
McDonald’s is now letting job seekers start an application by using voice commands with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant.
Users can say, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s.” Then Alexa will respond by asking which country they want to work in and play McDonald’s catchy “I’m lovin’ it” jingle. After that, users can share their phone number and get a link to continue the application process.
The function is available in the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. McDonald’s may add the feature in other markets.
Google and Amazon say McDonald’s is one of the first direct employers to use their voice recognition systems this way.
It’s not yet available through Apple’s Siri.


Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July

Updated 10 August 2020

Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July

  • Month on month inflation has increased in Egypt over the past month

CAIRO: Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation fell to 4.2% in July from 5.6% in June, the central statistics agency CAPMAS said on Monday.
Month on month inflation increased to 0.4% in July from 0.1% in June, the agency said.