Local McDonald’s restaurants in Central Florida are inviting approximately 6K job seekers to find their perfect job situation this summer by applying to a local McDonald’s restaurant today.

Whether it’s a part-time job, or a full-time position with the flexibility to work around family commitments,  or even a first-time job with the goal of gaining valuable work experience, McDonald’s has a position to meet any candidate’s needs and the foundation to help drive long-term success, whether that’s with McDonald’s or elsewhere.

“People are the heart of our business, and the skills our crew members learn in our restaurants, like responsibility, teamwork and responsiveness, can open the door to a brighter future,” said Joe Cox, McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “As local business owners, we’re committed to empowering our employees and the communities we serve.”

From advancement opportunities with a side of serving the community to flexible scheduling with a side of extra money for the school year, people who work at McDonald’s restaurants have access to a host of benefits to suit their needs.

Crew members can also earn a high school diploma, take ESL classes, get tuition assistance and receive free guidance from advisors through Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s signature education and career advising program, at participating restaurants. New this year, McDonald’s has partnered with Western Governors University to provide McDonald’s employees and their families with a 5% discount on tuition, as well as access to WGU-funded scholarships ranging in value from $2,000-$10,000 which, combined with the assistance from Archways to Opportunity, allows students to attend WGU for little or no cost.

The partnership with WGU builds on other McDonald’s educational partnerships established in order to make higher education more affordable for McDonald’s employees. Employees working at restaurants participating in Archways to Opportunity can also receive 100% of the cost of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from Colorado Technical University reimbursed, as well as a free laptop to support their studies.

For more than six years, Archways to Opportunity has provided support for McDonald’s diverse crew member community. More than 50 percent of workers enrolled in the program are individuals who identify as people of color and almost two-thirds of participants are women. To date, McDonald’s has given out more than $6.5 million in tuition assistance and supported more than 2,600 restaurant workers across the state of Florida.

Additionally, throughout Central Florida, McDonald’s locations are offering several new benefits, including competitive wages, paid time off, flexible scheduling, employee meal programs, and an available 40-hour work week.

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.