McDonald’s looking to hire 1,500 new employees just in time for summer

Restaurant employees that join now may be eligible for tuition assistance through Archways to Opportunity

GEORGIA – McDonald’s independent franchisees across Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah are expecting to hire approximately 1,500 new restaurant employees over the next few weeks. Job opportunities will be available to everyone, including those local workers displaced by COVID-19.

From June 1 through June 14, job seekers are encouraged to apply at for positions at more than 150 participating restaurants. Applications for crew members, manager positions and more are available.

Additionally, McDonald’s provides a signature education and career advising program, Archways to Opportunity. Eligible after 90 days and 15 hours a week, restaurant employees have the chance to earn a high school diploma, receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance, access to free education and career advising services and the opportunity to learn English as a second language. To date, McDonald’s has given out more than $1.5 Million in tuition assistance and supported nearly 800 restaurant workers in Georgia.

Whether it’s a first job, part-time job or a job that turns into a lifelong career at McDonald’s, restaurant employees will not only learn transferable soft skills on the job, such as teamwork, customer service and responsibility, they will also get the chance to further their education once eligible.  

“We are grateful for the thousands of individuals who are the heart and soul of every McDonald’s restaurant across Middle and South Georgia,” said Ashley Dodd, local McDonald’s owner/operator and people advocate.  As a people business, providing a safe environment in the restaurants is a top priority. Throughout this crisis, we have been grateful to our current teams in our restaurants who have made the choice to come to work and serve delicious, affordable food. Announcing this hiring initiative to immediately provide job opportunities for those who need it most is an important step in continuing to support our local communities across Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.”

Job seekers can visit to learn more and apply to a restaurant near them.