McDonald’s Philippines is committed to hiring 500 persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens in 2023 as part of its ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives. The program will be rolled out to key pilot cities across the country, including Pasig, Pasay, Antipolo, Caloocan, Makati, Quezon City, Marikina, and Mandaluyong.
Qualified applicants will undergo a training program approved by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Manila and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Once hired, senior citizens and PWDs will be assigned to perform tasks complementing those of existing crew members, which includes being an order presenter, drink drawer, table manager, and overall guest relations.
Senior citizens will be assigned work for not more than four hours per day for five days a week, with shifts set at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PWDs will perform work in shifts also applied to regular crew members, but not to exceed eight hours a day.
“We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and valued,” said Kenneth Yang, president and CEO of McDonald’s Philippines. “We are proud to offer this opportunity to PWDs and senior citizens, and we look forward to working together to provide our customers with the best possible experience.”
The 500 PWD and senior citizen hires will be deployed to 250 stores nationwide, giving each store a maximum of two hires per store (either a senior citizen or PWD). This initiative is part of McDonald’s Philippines’ broader commitment to diversity and inclusion, which includes hiring people from all backgrounds and abilities.