PADUCAH  – Local area McDonald’s restaurants will hire approximately 1,650 new employees in surrounding communities over the next few weeks.

 Through a summer job 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 through Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s signature education and career advising program. 

 McDonald’s employees are eligible for the Archways to Opportunity program after 90 days and 15 hours a week. Employees have the chance to earn a high school diploma, receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance, access to career advising services and the opportunity to learn English as a second language. Qualify employees may also be eligible for free tuition to participating educational partners. In 2019 alone, McDonald’s restaurants in the area contributed around $560,000 in tuition assistance dollars to 280 employees.

 “By offering restaurant employees the option to further their education paired with skills they learn on the job, we’re supporting their full potential to succeed whether that’s at McDonald’s or beyond,” said Mike Love, local McDonald’s franchise owner/operator.  

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