New skill for Alexa allows finding a job

A world-first, McDonald’s Apply Thru helps to start job application with one’s voice

New skill for Alexa allows finding a job. Source: shutterstock.com

Amazon’s Alexa can now assist with the first step of a McDonald’s restaurant job application worldwide through the McDonald’s Apply Thru skill.

The world’s first voice-initiated application process, the McDonald’s Apply Thru is available today as part of the recently launched Made at McDonald’s global hiring campaign that seeks to drive applications worldwide.

We must continue to innovate and think of creative, and in this case, groundbreaking ways to meet potential job seekers on devices they are already using, like Alexa. Alexa has many of the qualities we look for on our teams — friendly, responsive and fun. I am looking forward to having our application process simplified with Alexa
David Fairhurst, McDonald's Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer

With this skill for Alexa, starting a job application is as simple as saying, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s.”

A user can also use any device with the Google Assistant built-in by saying, “Ok Google, talk to McDonald’s Apply Thru.” As the Apply Thru is further developed for the Google Assistant, the Action will be activated by simply saying, “Ok Google, help me get a job at McDonald’s.” The voice experience is available on Alexa and Google Assistant devices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK, and is expected to roll out to other countries in the coming months. After opening McDonald’s Apply Thru, all users need to jump-start their application process is to answer a few basic questions ranging from their name, job area of interest and location. Potential applicants will receive a short text message shortly thereafter with a link to continue their application process.

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