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McDonald’s using Alexa, Google Assistant to aid in hiring

Zach Brendza
Starting Wednesday, McDonald’s will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands on their smartphones with Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant.

Finding a job can be hard. But starting the application process just got a whole lot easier for McDonald’s.

As of Wednesday, the fast food chain will now let job seekers begin the process by using Alexa or Google Assistant, according to the Associated Press.

To get things going, users can ask their respective virtual assistant to “help me get a job at McDonald’s” or “talk to McDonald’s Apply Thru,” per Engadget.

The job seeker will be asked some basic information questions and then be given a link to continue the application.

The Associated Press reports the function is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. It’s not yet available through Apple’s Siri.

Applications by voice, called McDonald’s Apply Thru, are part of a larger effort to use technology to streamline all aspects of the restaurant, McDonald’s executive vice president and chief people officer David Fairhurst told the Associated Press.

Zach Brendza is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Zach at 724-850-1288, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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