BALTIMORE — McDonald’s and Baltimore Mayor Jack Young kicked off the fall hiring season Monday.
Mayor Young and restaurant owner and operator Danitra Bell announced nearly 700 new positions available for people across the Baltimore market.
Monday’s event also highlighted recent enhancements to Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s comprehensive education program for eligible employees.
Through Archways to Opportunity, employees can earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education advising services and learn English as a second language.
"It’s just exciting for me because McDonald's has given my family an opportunity to do amazing things,” said Bell. “It’s wonderful to be able to give back and equip our employees with the necessary resources and tools so they can further their career pursuits and be able to further their education basis."
With the recent enhancements to the Archways to Opportunity program, a student starting work this fall and working 15 hours per week will now be eligible for $2,500 of tuition assistance per year after 90 days on the job.
Since Archways to Opportunity launched in 2015, more than 50 restaurant employees in Baltimore have received more than $90K in tuition assistance.