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Mayor Isko Moreno of Manila City sign an agreement between MC Donald Philippines to hire PWD and Senior Citizens


Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO Kenneth Yang signed a memorandum of agreement to employ the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in at least 40 McDonald’s stores in the city
During the signing of the memorandum of agreement, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he wanted to hire PWDs and senior citizens in the food chains to give them equal opportunity.
“Our desire is, everybody should be given equal opportunity to go back to a normal life for them to feel that they are still part and needed by the society,” he said.
I am grateful for all my heart, in behalf of the City of Manila, to Mr. Kenneth Yang of Mcdonald's and ten of his companions where they responded to the call of the city of Manila to give our senior citizens and PWDs another opportunities to have A renewed source of income, "Moreno said.
McDonald’s Philippines is opening its restaurants to accommodate and employ qualified elderly and differently-abled individuals as temporary employees for six months.
The deal is in line with McDonald’s “policy of providing temporary employment to qualified elderly and differently-abled individuals as a means of re-integrating them as productive members of society,” the company said in a separate statement.


McDonald’s will hire at least three qualified applicants, including two elderly individuals and one PWD, in each store.
Senior citizens will work no more than four hours a day, five days a week, in two shifts—8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PWDs will work in shifts similar to regular crew members, but not exceeding eight hours a day.
The elderly and PWD employees will be paid with the prevailing minimum wage, adjusted as often as new minimum wage rates are implemented.
They are also entitled to receive the proportionate 13th month pay and service incentives, and be part of a group medical insurance to be secured by McDonald’s Philippines.
Senior citizens must be 60 years old and over, pass the physical, medical, and laboratory exams, and certified fit to work.
“We currently have over 30 employed in different restaurants in the country. We have seen their potential, capabilities and commitment in providing great customer service. As we welcome our ManileƱo senior citizens and PWDs, we look forward to grow the alternative workforce and roll it out in more cities,” Kenneth Yang said.
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