McDonald's and the AARP Team Up To Hire Older Workers

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Fast-food giant, McDonald's and is teaming up with the AARP to help fill new positions, planning to hire more workers over the age of 50!

Looks like more baby boomers may be taking a position at McDonald's. The restaurant chain, which is known for being many Americans' first job, is listing open job positions on the non-profit’s website, and they’re also utilizing several of their employment programs to help match candidates with the right job.

McDonald's hopes that by hiring older employees, it will be easier to staff their morning and early afternoon shifts -- considering many teenagers and students typically aren’t available or willing to work mornings. 

A report by CNBC states that 40 percent of the company’s workforce is made up of teens while only 11 percent are over 50. CNBC also reports that the burger chain is looking to hire nearly 250,000 people for the busy summer months.

McDonald's U.S. Chief People Officer -- Melissa Kersey -- states in a press release “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.

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