McDonald’s is teaming up with AARP and the AARP Foundation to hire more older workers.
The fast-food chain is looking to add more employees over the age of 50 and is teaming up with the AARP to fill new positions.
According to a report by CNBC, about 11% of the workers at McDonald’s company-owned restaurants are 50-years or older while teen workers make up to 40% of employees.
Melissa Kersey, McDonald’s Chief People Officer, said being calm under pressure, solving problems and dealing with tough customers makes older workers ideal for the job.
“They bring a unique skill set that we’re very excited about,” Kersey said in an interview.
By hiring older employees, the company hopes that it will be easier to staff their morning and afternoon shifts since teenagers and students typically aren’t available or willing to work.
The partnership will mean that all U.S. job postings from the fast-food giant will be featured on AARP’s job board.