McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) will raise the basic salary for regular workers by an average 2 percent from April, company officials said Thursday.
It will be the second year in a row that the fast-food operator has raised the basic salary.
Against the backdrop of a serious labor shortage in the restaurant industry, the company aims to ensure its competitiveness in acquiring personnel, the officials said.
McDonald’s Japan has already introduced a pay system focused on the individual performance of about 2,500 regular workers.
In the coming pay revision, the basic salary will rise for some 80 percent of them, but will remain unchanged or will fall for the rest.
The Japanese arm of the fast-food giant logged a group net loss of ¥34.9 billion in the business year that ended in December, partly due to the discovery of foreign objects in some products.
But the company decided to raise pay to retain outstanding staff and boost employee morale, the officials said.