McDonald’s sites hire 2,000 new employees

The jobs come with support for continuing education and career advancement.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (Note: the video above is from an independent report.)

McDonald’s Northeast Florida locations are looking to add 2,000 new full-time and part-time employees.

According to a McDonald’s press release, the jobs come with support for continuing education and career advancement. Employment benefits include educational benefits for a high school diploma, ESL classes, tuition assistance, and guidance from career counselors through the Archways to Opportunity program of the company in participating restaurants.

New this year, McDonald’s has partnered with Western Governors University to offer employees and their families a 5% tuition discount, as well as access to scholarships for workers to attend school at little expense, according to the press release.

Employees working at restaurants participating in “Archways to Opportunity” can also receive a free associate’s or bachelor’s degree from Colorado Technical University, as well as a free laptop for their studies, the statement said.

“People are at the heart of our business, and the skills our crew members learn in our restaurants, such as responsibility, teamwork and responsiveness, can open the door to a brighter future,” said the McDonald’s owner/operator Raphael Vazquez in the release. “As local business owners, we are committed to empowering our employees and the communities we serve.”

Additional perks include free meals and paid time off.

To apply, go to jobs.mchire.com or text “apply” to 38000 to start an application.

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