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McDonald's covers employees tuition through Archways program

Posted at 4:38 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 04:39:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — McDonald's is trying to hire more than 200 employees in the Capital City this summer.

Good news, as it seems teenagers are having trouble finding summer employment.

The company will cover almost three-thousand dollars toward your fees at places like TCC and Lively Technical College that's why the goal behind Thursday's hiring fair is to guide more people into the Archways to Opportunity program.

Through the program, restaurant employees receive tuition assistance toward a degree, high school diploma, or even specialized classes.

And Thursday's hiring blitz was timed with the fall semester in mind.

Once employees work 90 days at a McDonald's they are eligible for this education opportunity.

"We only ask for 15 hours a week and we do that for a reason. So they have time to study, go to school, get the grades they need to and work with us. It gets them in the restaurant, it gives them something to do. They learn a good self worth when you're young and you see what you're capable of doing," said Raphael Vazquez, Tallahassee McDonald's Owner Operator.

Helping you save money while you're getting a steady paycheck.

McDonald's has provided more than two million dollars in tuition assistance since 2015.

North Florida locations received more than $200,000 to benefit their workers in 2018 alone.