McDonald's is hungry to hire, and they're looking for older workers to fill job openings in their restaurants and offices across the country.
The fast-food giant is collaborating with AARP to help it connect with the older adults it hopes can fill some 250,000 summer jobs available nationwide. McDonald's this week announced it will post all of its U.S. job openings on the AARP Job Board and that it also has signed the advocacy organization's Employer Pledge, in which companies acknowledge that they value the experience older workers bring to the workplace.
"For the first time ever, five generations are now working together under the Arches,” says Melissa Kersey, McDonald's U.S. chief people officer. “We're looking to position McDonald's as a place where people at every stage of working life can see themselves grow and thrive while bringing stability and a different perspective that everyone can learn from."
McDonald's joins more than 1,000 other employers who have signed AARP's pledge to commit to ensure that workers of all ages are given real opportunities.