McDonald's, the Far East Agency for Attracting Investments and Export Support (ANO API), and the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East and the Arctic (ANO ARCHK DVA), signed agreements of intent aimed at developing public catering network enterprises in Far Eastern Federal District. The documents provide for joint work, within the framework of which the Agencies will provide consulting support to McDonald's on work in the Far Eastern regions.
Thus, ARCHK will help McDonald's to implement a set of measures aimed at attracting employees of enterprises. The agency will also provide information and organizational support for the company's projects in the Far Eastern Federal District. The Far East is a new region on the network's presence map, and the opening of enterprises there will allow the company to contribute to the development of the labor market, local entrepreneurship and the local community. At the first stage, McDonald's will create more than 300 new jobs in the region. The company employs its employees in full compliance with the Labor Code of the Russian Federation, provides opportunities for career growth and guarantees a stable regular payment of wages.
“McDonald's is known throughout the world as a flexible employer. I think students in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk will appreciate the benefits of additional earnings. If we talk about the interaction of the Agency with the company, then to a greater extent we will help with the involvement of middle managers who will be responsible for the management and training of key personnel. Both Vladivostok and Khabarovsk have such qualified specialists. The company's entry into the Far East market and the creation of new jobs during the pandemic is evidence of the firm intentions of long-term development in the region. For my part, I would like to wish the company success in its development in the Far East, ”said Sergey Khovrat, General Director of ANO ARCHK DVA.
As part of cooperation, the Far East Agency for Attracting Investments and Export Support will advise the company in the development and formation of a development concept in the region, and will also provide support in working with local suppliers and effective interaction with other development institutions and federal and regional authorities for successful implementation project.
“The Far East is becoming a point of attraction for international companies. McDonald's opens its first factories in Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. The company is carefully considering entering new territories, scrupulously verifying the effectiveness of investing in a new region. For many companies, this is a sign that it is possible and necessary to work in the Far East, it is possible to open new enterprises, to conduct business, ”says Yan Golovanov, Deputy Director General of ANO API.
Already 99% of McDonald's products are manufactured in Russia, and 160 local suppliers are engaged in supplies. Searching for opportunities to localize and develop a base of local suppliers is one of the key areas of work and development of the company in the Far East region. Together with its partners, McDonald's implements the highest Russian and international food quality and safety standards at all stages of production.
“The Far East is a new and very promising region for McDonald's. I am very grateful to our partners from the Far East Agency for Attracting Investments and Export Support and from the Human Capital Development Agency in the Far East and the Arctic for their help, cooperation and advice, which are very valuable for us when working in the new region. We have big plans for development in the region, I am sure that thanks to our cooperation we will be able to speed up this process, ”says Mark Karena, CEO of McDonald's Russia.
McDonald's plans to open the first factories in the Far East region in December 2020. The first PBO are planned to be opened: in Vladivostok - in the shopping center "Berezka", the shopping center "Cheryomushki", the shopping center "Sedanka-City" in Khabarovsk - in the shopping centers "Na Pushkina" and "Brosko Mall".