McDonald's creates 12,000 new jobs and offers tuition assistance

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Published: Jun. 4, 2019 at 11:08 AM EDT
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McDonald's has created 12,000 new jobs for the summer season across Michigan and 240 of those are in Lansing.

On top of receiving a summer job, students employed by McDonald's can apply for college tuition assistance.

Mayor Andy Schor said, "We want to train our kids for the future. We want kids to go to college whether it's a community college, whether its two years, four years,. whether they're getting a trade, whether they're learning customer service- these are the skills that we need for the future. When you have a skills gap, this is how you fill the skills gap."

A crew member can receive up to $2,500 and managers can receive up to $3000 per year after 90 days of employment.

In 2015, McDonald's created the Archway to Opportunity program that allows employees to work towards a college or high school degree, work with career advisors, or improve their English skills.

“McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity education and career advising program is yet another resource available for Lansing’s students to learn, thrive and work toward earning college tuition assistance,” said Mayor Schor. “With over 240 jobs available in the Lansing area, I am excited that Lansing students will have the opportunity to apply and work at McDonald’s this summer to learn important, transferable job skills, while also earning college tuition assistance to help advance their future goals.”

Over the next five years, McDonald's will be investing $150 million into this program.

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New hires at McDonald’s interested in college tuition assistance will be eligible to receive up to $2,500 as a crew member, or up to $3,000 as a manager, per year in upfront college tuition assistance after 90 days of work at 15 hours per week.

Based on the projected 240 hires, McDonald’s could benefit students in Lansing with an additional $600,000 in tuition assistance by the end of 2019.