McDonald’s Philippines opens a new year by forging partnerships with the local government units of Antipolo and Caloocan. With the MOA sign off, McDonald’s Philippines commits to provide equal employment opportunities for senior citizens (SCs) and people with disabilities (PWDs) in its restaurants in both cities. The program will provide them the opportunity to earn while learning new skills and undergo the same world-class training which the company provides all its directly-hired employees.
“McDonald’s Philippines has been a partner of communities in championing fair and equal employment opportunities that would allow people to grow and develop. Naniniwala kami sa kakayahan ng mga senior citizens and PWDs. With their skills and commitment, we believe that they will positively contribute to our operations at mabigyan ng inspirasyon ang aming employees,” says Chona Torre, Senior Vice President of Human Capital Group, McDonald’s Philippines.
Qualified applicants are also entitled to a compensation equal to the prevailing minimum wage, and benefits such as pro-rated 13th month pay, free meals, uniforms, and life insurance to be secured by the company.
Under the agreement, hired SCs and PWDs will be assigned to perform tasks such as being an order presenter, drink drawer, table manager and overall guest relations. SCs will be assigned work for not more than four hours per day for five days a week, with shifts set from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. PWDs on the other hand, can work with regular shift schedules.
McDonald’s Philippines is looking forward to roll out its alternative workforce program for senior citizens (SCs) and people with disabilities (PWDs) to more cities in the country.