- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2013

In a stunning indicator of how the job market is faring, a McDonald’s franchise in Winchedon, Mass., has just posted a job opening for a full-time cashier — but insists only college graduates need apply.

Also, only those with one to two years of experience working with a register are encouraged to apply.

“Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun,” the jobdiagnosis.com advertisement reads. “[Seeking] friendly people … to smile while serving lots of guests daily.”

The McDonald’s website also lists the position in Spanish but doesn’t give a salary. A management position also listed starts at $10 an hour.

With youth unemployment at 11.5 percent, experts argue the unusually high qualifications McDonald’s is demanding are a sign of the times.

“Sadly we’ve taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there’s intense competition for just about any job … and young people are getting screwed over even worse than the country overall,” Evan Feinberg, president of the Washington-based youth advocacy group Generation Opportunity, told The Washington Examiner.

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