- April 25, 2019 / 3 min readThe fast-food giant is outlining a plan to incorporate mature workers into the company
McDonald’s is collaborating with AARP to offer more jobs to older workers. The fast-food giant is outlining a plan to incorporate mature workers into the company.
Ron Painter, President, National Association of Workforce Boards, said, “Considering the labor trends for both the 50-plus workforce and the growth of the quick service industry, McDonald’s leadership in this area is occurring an opportune time. People all over the country are facing challenges that are driving them back into the workforce and we need to connect them with employers that provide respect, dignity and opportunities for advancement and connection. It’s encouraging to see McDonald’s stepping up to the challenge.”
Melissa Kersey, McDonald’s US Chief People Officer, stated, “For the first time ever, five generations are now working together under the Arches. Together with our franchisees, we have a responsibility to each generation to provide opportunity, flexibility and resources for wherever they are on their career journey. Thanks, in part, to our new collaboration with AARP and AARP Foundation we’re looking to position McDonald’s as a place where people at every stage of working life can see themselves grow and thrive while bringing stability and a different perspective that everyone can learn from.”
Susan Weinstock, Vice President for Financial Resilience, AARP, added, “We’re thrilled that McDonald’s has signed AARP’s Employer Pledge. We know that employees and employers across all industries succeed when they remain committed in words and in action to hiring and maintaining an age-diverse workforce. Integrating these workers with their younger staff can often bring unexpected benefits including two-way mentoring which supports growth for all. Our work with McDonald’s is a true first-of-its-kind for the quick-service industry and we hope others follow.”
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