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McDonald’s Expect to Hire 5,500 in Louisiana

May 24, 2018 12:58PM ● By Staff Writer

McDonald’s Restaurants Expect to Hire 5,500 in Louisiana this Summer

Recent Changes Make It Easier for Restaurant Employees to Benefit from McDonald’s Education Program

With summer around the corner, McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire approximately 5,500 restaurant employees in Louisiana to better serve customers this busy season. This is good news for job seekers who are interested in pursuing an education while working since McDonald’s recently announced that it is allocating $150 million over five years to its global Archways to Opportunity education program, including  lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and dropping weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours, making new summer restaurant employees eligible by the end of the season.

This investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. restaurant employees with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront tuition assistance for college courses, access academic advising courses and learn English as a second language. Additionally, eligible crew will have access to $2,500/year in tuition assistance, up from $700/year and eligible managers will have access to $3,000/year, up from $1,050.

“Building a better McDonald’s means recognizing we can help employees earn and learn. We’ve had 40 of my employees participate in the Archways to Opportunity program,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operator Chris Krampe. “I’m proud that my employees are participating in the Archways to Opportunity program, which helps them achieve their goals at McDonald’s and beyond.”

Mr. Krampe owns and operates 46 McDonald’s restaurants in the Lafayette/Baton Rouge area.

Archways to Opportunity has awarded more than $21 million in high school and college tuition assistance as part of the company’s journey to build a better McDonald’s and set people up for success at McDonald’s and beyond. More than half of the hires at company-owned restaurants are projected to be between the ages of 16 to 24 years old, and for many, it is their first job.

Job seekers can visit to learn more and apply.