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McDonald's Japan looks to homemakers for a workforce

Chain's expansion in rebound from scandal hinges on mothers

Homemakers try out making hamburgers at a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo on Sept. 5.

TOKYO -- McDonald's Japan is seeking out homemakers to staff its fast-food eateries as it expands anew following a chicken scandal three years ago.

Sales at existing stores have increased for 20 straight months, and lines are lengthening as customers flood the eateries. Mothers seeking limited or flexible hours so they can balance work and family responsibilities are seen as key to coping with an expected shortage of labor.

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