This Fast Food Chain is Now Hiring More Senior Citizens and PWDs

The fast food chain previously announced its commitment to provide more jobs to seniors and persons with disabilities (PWDs) through its partnership with DOLE.

After hiring 62 senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) since the launch of its Alternative Work program in 2019, fast food chain McDonald’s is looking to hire more senior citizens and PWDs to add to its workforce. 

In fact, according to a report, McDonald’s is looking to hire 500 senior citizens and PWDs from the following cities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces:

  • Antipolo
  • Caloocan
  • Makati
  • Mandaluyong
  • Marikina
  • Pasay
  • Pasig
  • Quezon City

Those that will be hired will be deployed to 250 stores around the country. What this means is that a store can end up with two senior citizens or PWD crew members. 

McDonald’s Agreement with the City of Manila and DOLE

The fast food chain already has an agreement with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Manila City and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in regards to hiring more senior citizens and PWDs. Applicants who pass the screening will undergo training officiated by PESO and DOLE. 

Once hired, senior citizens will be able to work for not more than four hours per day. They will be allowed to work five days a week.

On the other hand, PWDs are allowed to work in the same shifts as the company’s regular crew members. However, they cannot work for more than eight hours a day. 

Providing More Employment Opportunities to Seniors, PWDs

McDonald’s is setting an example for other companies when it comes to providing more employment opportunities for senior citizens and PWDs. The company has previously announced its goal of providing more employment opportunities for students through another partnership with DOLE. 

Providing senior citizens and PWDs with such opportunities will encourage them to be productive members of society. It will likewise empower them as they will experience being treated equally to the more abled members of society.