As McDonald’s prepares to welcome customers back for in-person dining, Southern California franchisees are planning to hire thousands of new employees through their second annual Drive-Up Hiring Day event on Tuesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. PT.

With Covid-19 safety precautions in place, the event will offer local job seekers a convenient, safe way to apply with on-the-spot interview opportunities available at hundreds of McDonald’s locations throughout the Southland. For a list of participating restaurants, please visit socalmcdhiring.com.

A job at McDonald’s prepares employees with on-the-job training for future careers within McDonald’s and beyond. In addition to gaining experience and knowledge in the hospitality industry, McDonald’s restaurant employees develop teamwork, customer service, responsibility, and time management skills that are highly sought after by hiring managers across the nation.

“We are excited to expand our Southern California McFamily as we prepare to invite customers back into our dining rooms,” said local McDonald’s franchisee Nate Carter, who owns and operates 5 locations across Whittier, La Mirada, and Santa Fe Springs. “McDonald’s is a people-first business, and we believe our success is based on our focus on hiring and developing top talent. People outweigh the best strategies.”

Many McDonald’s restaurants offer flexible scheduling, making it easier for employees to manage their schedules. Employees can use an app or go online to view their schedule, update availability, request time away, and post shifts for replacement or swapping.

Job seekers can visit McDonalds.com/careers to learn more and apply to a restaurant near them, or text ‘apply’ or ‘worksforme’ to 36453 to start an application via text. McDonald’s restaurants participating in the Drive-Up Hiring Day event will also have staff on-site to help interested candidates through the application process.

To ensure a safe working environment, McDonald’s restaurants have implemented more than 50 COVID-19 safety procedures to protect crew and customers. These include wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points and masks and gloves for employees with the addition of new procedures and training.

For participating locations, visit socalmcdhiring.com