McDonald’s Corp. has announced a collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in an attempt to offer older workers the opportunity for more work. The new partnership includes two main initiatives to try and integrate mature workers. Current U.S. restaurant job postings will be featured on the AARP job board which only includes employers who are committed to employing the mature and experienced. On top of this, McDonald’s are developing a programme to connect employer and candidate job needs with the AARP’s workforce. The aim of these initiatives is a seamless transition into the McDonald’s family for those looking to re-enter the workforce.
In a statement, Ron Painter, president, National Association of Workforce Boards, said, “Considering the labour trends for both the 50-plus workforce and the growth of the quick service industry, McDonald’s leadership in this area is occurring an opportune time. People all over the country are facing challenges that are driving them back into the workforce, and we need to connect them with employers that provide respect, dignity and opportunities for advancement and connection. It’s encouraging to see McDonald’s stepping up to the challenge.”