As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants across South Louisiana are expecting to hire 2,000 restaurant employees this October, according to a release from the fast food chain. Every restaurant in South Louisiana will be accepting applications, with restaurants needing everything from customer service to managers.
Since March, McDonald’s has implemented 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.
“It was important to us to stay open through Drive Thru, take-out and delivery to serve our communities throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As local business owners, we’re proud to provide employment and educational opportunities to our crew and look forward to welcoming new employees to our McFamily,” said Chris Krampe, McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “We are a people business at our core, and as we look to re-open our dining rooms, the safety and wellness of our customers and employees is a top priority, as it has been throughout our 65-year history. That’s why we have implemented significant safety processes in our restaurants and will continue to adhere to a set of national minimum standards laid out by McDonald’s as well as following any state and local laws.”
Through employment 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.
This year marks the five-year anniversary of Archways to Opportunity and so far McDonald’s has given out more than $100 million in tuition assistance and supported more than 55,000 restaurant workers and corporate employees, according to McDonald's. 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 to promote 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.
Job seekers can visit McDonalds.com/careers to learn more and apply to a restaurant near them, or text ‘worksforme’ to 36453 to start an application via text.” They can also start a job application by saying, “Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s” to any Alexa device or saying, "Hey Google, help me get a job at McDonald’s” to any device with the Google Assistant built-in. Potential applicants will receive a text message shortly thereafter with a link to continue their application process.
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