McDonald’s to Hire 7800 Employees Throughout New England

As New England businesses continues to reopen, NEC member McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 7800 restaurant employees this summer.

The hiring news  comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome customers back into dining rooms with extra precautions in place, including nearly 50 new safety procedures to protect crew and customers. These include wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, masks and gloves for employees with the addition of new procedures, and training for the opening of dining rooms.

Through a summer job at a McDonald’s restaurant, individuals not only learn work readiness skills on the job, such as teamwork, customer service and responsibility, they will also have the chance to further their education through Archways to Opportunity.

Over the last five years, McDonald’s, has given out more than $100 million in tuition assistance and supported more than 55,000 restaurant workers and corporate employees. Eligible after just 90 days and 15 hours a week, restaurant employees can earn a high school diploma and receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance. Restaurant employees can also access free education and career advising services and the opportunity to learn English as a second language.

Archways to Opportunity has proven successful in promoting opportunity and mobility for McDonald’s diverse employee community. More than 50 percent of the participants are individuals who identify as people of color and almost two-thirds of participants are women.

In addition to Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s continues to invest in the communities in which it serves through two major scholarship programs, HACER® National Scholarships and Thurgood Marshall Black and Positively Golden Scholarships.

The New England Council commends McDonald’s for its efforts to provide job opportunities while also encouraging its employees to advance their education.  Read more in McDonald’s press release and from Business Insider.

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