Coming from a year of bullish expansion, Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s Philippines) continues to open its doors for young Filipinos to join the company with “Go Hire Day” this January.
Launched last year, “Go Hire Day” transforms select McDonald’s restaurants across the country into recruitment hubs where interested service crew and manager trainee applicants may go through a fast-tracked application process. By the end of 2018, McDonald’s Philippines directly hired over 19,000 Filipinos for its restaurant service crew and manager trainee positions amid the opening of 60 new stores and introduction of its new store format, NXTGEN.
NXTGEN stores are already present in Madison, Kapitolyo, Robinsons Galleria, Market Market, Dian, Telebastagan, Tagaytay Olivarez, Timog Tobias, and Boracay Main Road. This year, McDonald’s Philippines plans to scale the new store format, marked by its multi-point service platform, self-order kiosks and unique brand of hospitality, in more parts of the country. While it continues to be a leader in foodservice innovation, the foodservice giant remains committed to boosting local employment and growing its restaurant manpower in 2019.
“It is an exciting time to join McDonald’s Philippines as we continue to open more new stores and elevate the customer experience through our unique service. With this, we are bringing back ‘Go Hire Day’ which would make it more accessible for job-seekers to be part of our growth. This would also be a great opportunity for college students to earn while studying, and for fresh graduates to jumpstart their career with our world-class training,” says Chona Torre, Human Capital Group, Senior Vice President of McDonald’s Philippines.
McDonald’s kicks off “Go Hire Day” this year with the following schedule for service crew positions: Jan. 24 at McDonald’s J Center (Mandaue City, Cebu), Jan 25 at McDonald’s Jones (Cebu City, Cebu), Jan. 26 at McDonald’s Kabihasnan (Paranaque), McDonald’s Lipa (Batangas), McDonald’s Angeles Intersection (Pampanga), McDonald’s Bolton (Davao) and Jan. 28 at McDonald’s U.N. Ave. (Manila).
For both service crew positions and manager trainee positions, “Go Hire Day” is scheduled on Jan. 26 at McDonald’s Buendia (Makati) and McDonald’s Alabang (Muntinlupa). McDonald’s Philippines is looking for bachelor’s degree holders for its manager trainee positions and currently enrolled college students to join its service crew.
This year, McDonald’s Philippines eyes to reach a recruitment target of close to 20,000 service crew and manager trainees as it continues to grow its foothold in the Philippine market and elevate the customer experience with NXTGEN. Since the company opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in the country in 1981, it has not practiced contractualization of its employees.