Fastfood chain and retail group join forces

Personnel partnership between McDonald's Germany and ALDI

McDonald's Germany supports ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD during the Corona crisis. Employees who are affected by limited restaurant operations are quickly referred to the discounters, without any red tape.

The food retail trade in Germany is increasingly in need of personnel. The massive increase in demand for food as a result of the Corona crisis is putting a strain on capacities, particularly in sales and logistics. McDonald's Germany can help in this situation.

Employees who have been affected by their own restaurant closures or the limited operations due to the corona crisis and still want to make their manpower available can now be deployed in the ALDI branches in Germany without any red tape.

For this purpose McDonald's Germany and ALDI have concluded a personnel partnership. McDonald's employees are specifically placed with ALDI and deployed there as required. They are hired for a limited period at the usual ALDI conditions and can return to McDonald's after their assignment.

Coping with the crisis
"Every individual in Germany is currently called upon to do his or her part in overcoming the crisis. With this solution, we can do this and at the same time offer a classic win-win situation: Our employees can -if they want to- continue to be employed. At the same time ALDI benefits from additional resources. And this ensures for the company in Germany that ALDI can continue to operate fully during the crisis," says Holger Beeck, Chairman of the Board of Management of McDonald's Germany.

The first McDonald's employees can already be deployed at ALDI at short notice. "We are very pleased to receive support from McDonald's Germany in such an uncomplicated way," says Stefan Kopp, spokesman of the Board of Directors of ALDI SÜD. "Especially in sales and logistics, our employees work tirelessly to cope with the high demand and to secure the food supply." Nicolás de Lope, spokesman for the authorised representatives of the Board of Directors of ALDI Nord, adds: "Special times require special solutions. This form of cooperation is so far unique for ALDI. We are convinced that we can overcome this crisis with unconventional solutions and strong cohesion."

Currently, many McDonald's restaurants throughout Germany are still open, but with limited opening hours. Depending on the regulations of the respective responsible authorities in the cities and municipalities, there are also certain regulations regarding minimum distances and a limited number of guests allowed in the restaurants. McDonald's Germany is therefore increasingly pointing out the McDrive range in the restaurants that are open, in order to be able to offer the guests the desired products in an uncomplicated and safe manner.

Source: Aldi Nord 


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