McDonald's pledges to hire up to 300 SummerWorks youth this season

Yesterday morning, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that McDonald’s has partnered with the SummerWorks program to hire up to 300 young people in Louisville this season. He thanked McDonald’s for their impressive leadership and called on private sector employers across the city to get engaged with the SummerWorks program.

My hope is for every company in Louisville to hire at least one SummerWorks youth. Not only is it a great way to cultivate your own talent, it’s a great way to help youth feel connected and hopeful in our city.
— Mayor Greg Fischer

McDonald’s is hosting a Hiring Event April 16-18 in Louisville and Lexington to promote summer job opportunities including education support. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on these dates, individuals can come in to any area McDonald’s to learn more about career opportunities and take part in face-to-face interviews. They also offer the Archways to Opportunity program for eligible employees, which now provides tuition reimbursement of up to $2,500 and other support.

This will be my first job and I can’t wait to start interacting with customers.
— Casey Wilson, sophomore at PRP High School who will be working at McDonald's this summer

In 2018, SummerWorks directly placed more than 1,000 Louisville youth in summer jobs, and more than 6,200 overall were employed by SummerWorks partners. SummerWorks and McDonald’s are teaming up to build on that momentum by pairing Louisville youth with jobs this summer at neighborhood McDonald’s restaurants.

You can see WLKY’s coverage here: McDonald's will offer jobs, tuition assistance through Louisville's Summerworks program