Local Owner/Operators and McDonald’s invest in employee education, providing more than $15.6M in tuition assistance to New York State crew members and managers since 2015

McDonald’s restaurants across New York State are looking to hire approximately 13,500 restaurant employees this summer. With access to a host of benefits – from full-time or part-time, flexible schedules, career advancement opportunities, and tuition assistance – a job at a McDonald’s restaurant can work for everyone. Many participating McDonald’s locations are offering several additional benefits, including paid leave and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Through Archways to Opportunity, crew and managers at participating restaurants can earn a high school diploma, take English as a Second Language classes, get tuition assistance, and receive free guidance from advisors. Since 2015, local Owner/Operators have given out more than $15.6M in tuition assistance across the Empire State. McDonald’s also has partnerships with Colorado Technical University (CTU), Western Governors University (WGU), and local community colleges, allowing restaurant employees to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at little to no cost.

“People are the heartbeat of our organizations, and we do all we can to ensure we cultivate a culture of care, compassion, and growth across the 270+ restaurants in the region – from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and beyond,” said Paul Ross, McDonald’s Owner/Operator of 50 years and President of the Empire Operator’s Association for New York State. “We are proud to offer a variety of benefits and career opportunities for our crew and managers to further their education and help guide them toward brighter futures. We can’t wait to welcome more team members into our McFamilies this summer.”

Flexible scheduling makes it easier for restaurant workers to manage and build a schedule that works for them. Employees at participating locations can go online to view their schedule, update availability, request time away and post shifts for replacement or swapping.

Job seekers can visit jobs.mchire.com to learn more and apply to a restaurant near them, or text ‘apply’ to 38000 to start an application via text.