McDonald's has had its fair share of negative presslately,but a new announcement is putting the company in a more positive light. Wednesday, McDondald's announced that employees will be getting a bigger paycheck, more time off and more benefits, starting July 1, 2015.
"On July 1, 2015, starting wages at McDonald’s company-owned restaurants in the U.S. will be one dollar over the locally-mandated minimum wage," a press release on McDonald's website states, adding that employees will be eligible for a raise based on job performance and tenure.
“We’ve been working on a comprehensive benefits package for our employees – the people who bring our brand to life for customers every day in our U.S. restaurants. We’ve listened to our employees and learned that – in addition to increased wages – paid personal leave and financial assistance for completing their education would make a real difference in their careers and lives," McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook says in the statement.
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The statement also says the megachain will be helping their employees further their education through a new online high school program and will also help assist employees with tuition costs. They will also be offering English language classes for employees who speak English as a second language.
Click here to read the full statement.