ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — McDonald’s and its franchisees in New Mexico are gearing up to hire about 1,500 restaurant employees this summer.
The jobs are seasonal, but could turn into permanent positions “depending on the needs of each restaurant which are individually owned and operated,” according to a news release.
Those who are hired on permanently could benefit from the company’s Archways to Opportunity education program, which has undergone recent recent changes, according to a news release.
Those changes include lowering eligibility requirements from nine months to 90 days of employment and dropping weekly shift minimums from 20 hours to 15 hours.
McDonald’s has allocated $150 million over five years to Archways to Opportunity, which will provide almost 400,000 U.S. employees with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront tuition assistance for college courses, access academic advising courses and learn English as a second language, the news release said.