4Front Atlantic Conference

PITTS: From McJobs to Atlantic Canada advocacy

June 10, 2013

It sounds like a terrible trade-off – to give up your dream of being a university-trained physicist in order to work at McDonald’s. But three decades after that fateful choice, Cathy Bennett has parlayed her franchise roots into her own St. John’s-based mini-conglomerate. It is anchored by eight McDonald’s outlets, but is now stepping out beyond Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula in sectors such as job recruitment and industrial fabrication, often targeting the resources sector.

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