McDonald’s Franchisees & Mayor Steve Benjamin Highlight Columbia’s Summer Hiring Initiative

McDonald’s expects to hire more than 7,200 people across South Carolina this summer

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Mayor Benjamin (middle) poses with a pair of crew members from BJ and Edna Langley’s restaurant :Photos by Renée Ittner-McManus with RIM Photography

McDonald’s and Mayor Steve Benjamin kicked off the summer hiring season with an event today at the local restaurant owner by BJ Langley at 434 Gervais St., in Columbia, S.C., to highlight  McDonald’s and its independent franchisees’ commitment to community through hiring 325 people in Columbia and more than 7,200 people across South Carolina this summer.

Mayor Benjamin helping out behind the counter. Photos by Renée Ittner-McManus with RIM Photography
  • Langley, a second-generation local McDonald’s Owner/Operator, started his career as crew and bought his first restaurant in 2006, spotlighted various employee benefits that make a career at McDonald’s unique & rewarding. This includes a comprehensive education and career advising program called Archways to Opportunity.
  • McDonald’s prepares employees with on-the-job training for future careers within McDonald’s and beyond. The work readiness skills most commonly developed through the McDonald’s experience – teamwork, customer service, time management and responsibility – are highly sought after by hiring managers across the nation.
  • Specifically, across Columbia SC, local franchisees and McDonald’s have committed to offering employee benefits that include competitive wages, flexible schedules and paid time off. Employees also receive healthcare benefits and free meals.
  • Mayor Benjamin will highlight McDonald’s commitment to the community they serve and encourage local Columbia residents to apply for employment at their neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant.

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