Omnivore - You deserve a McJob today

McDonald's hired 62,000 workers on April 19. Another 938,000 applied for work but were turned away.

Pretty smart, eh? That's 62,000 people the company will be paying so little — under $9 an hour — that they won't be able to afford to eat anywhere but McDonald's. Maybe they'll bring back the company store of America's mill towns.

Salon recounts the McDonald's hires in an article about the dramatic economic polarization that is wiping out the American middle class. While jobs are being added, the Obama administration rarely explains that the great majority pay very low.

Check out the story by Andy Kroll.

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