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Companies offer iPods to new employees

Convenience stores and fast food restaurants are relying on iPods to lure new employees to fill service sector positions reports Morgunbladid today. Some employers, including convenience store 10 – 11, offer new employees iPods if they agree to work at least four months with the company. Older employees, who have worked with the company at least 6 months, receive iPods if they recruit a new employee.

Morgunbladid reports that it has become increasingly difficult to find employees for full time positions this fall. The situation at McDonalds is said to be especially tough. The company has hired eight foreign workers, four Poles and four Portuguese, but since these workers do not speak Icelandic they are unable to take on the service jobs. Morgunbladid reports that McDonalds offers its foreign workers Icelandic language courses. Employees at MCDonalds receive ISK 25,000 for recruiting new employees.

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