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McDonald's to hire more than 10,000 in Indiana this summer

Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 25, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — McDonald's and its independent franchisees are expecting to hire more than 10,000 employees this busy summer season, including more than 1,450 in the Indianapolis area.

In a news release, the company said McDonald's provides employees an education and career advising program, Archways to Opportunity, to employees. After 90 days and 15 hours a week, restaurant employees can earn a high school diploma, receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance, access free education and career advising services and learn English as a second language.

The company said to-date, McDonald's has given out more than $1.7 million in tuition assistance and supported 774 restaurant workers in Indiana.

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McDonald's also offers two scholarship programs, the HACER National Scholarship and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.

The HACER National Scholarship provides more Hispanic students the opportunity to obtain a college degree. Scholarship applicants have the opportunity to directly receive up to $100,000 to help finance their tuition.

McDonald's has also partnered with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund to support students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions within the TMSF member-school network. Six merit scholarships of $10,000 are available for the 2019-2020 academic year, which can be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees.

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