McDonald’s, one of the largest employers in the world, plans to hire around 260,000 new employees this summer, the company announced Thursday.
“We are excited to welcome new employees to our McFamily, and we want candidates and their families to know we have one goal – to keep our people safe.” Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald’s USA said.
The company announced the positions as part of a seasonal hiring effort to fill both full-time and part-time openings, according to a Mcdonald’s spokesperson.
In order to open in a more robust capacity, the company is taking on 50 new safety procedures including temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers, and masks and gloves for employees.
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McDonald’s employees have the chance to participate in Archway Opportunity, McDonald’s education assistance, and career advising program, which can help workers get a high diploma, financial assistance for college, or learn English as a second language.
Other fast-food chains including Subway, Dunkin’, and Chipotle also plan to add jobs to their workforce , although McDonald’s hiring effort is by far the largest.