The Golden Arches is hiring. McDonald’s, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast food giant, said this week it has a total of 4,000 positions available at its restaurants across the South Jersey region.
The locations are offering flexible schedules with “a side of building your future to advancement opportunities with a side of serving the community,” according to an announcement.
Part time, full-time, first time or positions for seniors are all available. McDonald’s said it has a position to meet any candidate’s needs at competitive starting wages that average approximately $14 per hour, according to a company spokesperson.
Officials for the fast food chain said a recent study conducted in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges found that “those who had a first job at McDonald’s were more likely to report feeling a sense of financial security and more likely to have a feeling of job satisfaction today.”
Additionally, the survey also found that “the skills taught at a job with McDonald’s, like responsibility, teamwork and responsiveness, are critical to future employment success.”
Eighty-eight percent of survey respondents whose first job was at McDonald’s said they learned how to work as part of a team, compared with 74% of Americans overall. Fifty-seven percent said they were taught how to provide customer service very well, compared with less than half of Americans overall.
McDonald’s officials said crew members can also take advantage of education benefits and earn a high school diploma, take ESL classes, get tuition assistance and receive free guidance from advisers through Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s education and career advising program at participating restaurants.
Job seekers are encouraged to visit McDonalds.com/careers to learn more and apply to a restaurant near them, or text “apply” to 38000 to start an application via text.