McDonald’s announced plans Thursday to hire 13,000 employees throughout the state of Illinois this summer.
The restaurant chain recently announced that it will allocate $150 million over the next five years to it’s Archways to Opportunity education program, which includes lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment, and dropping weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours.
The investment will provide almost 400,000 U.S. McDonald’s employees with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront tuition for college, access academic advising courses and learn English as a second language.
“Building a better McDonald’s means recognizing we can help employees earn and learn. 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,” Marvin Spence, Illinois McDonald’s Owner/Operator shared.