McDonald's owners offer childcare to attract staff

# 14 July 2021 08:10 (UTC +04:00)

McDonald's restaurants will offer higher hourly wages and help with education costs to attract workers as Covid restrictions ease in the US, APA reports citing BBC.

McDonald's is one of the many hospitality businesses that laid off staff during the pandemic but has since struggled to hire as America opens up.

The majority of its restaurants are owned by franchisees, who are offering the benefits, with some help from McDonald's, which owns the brand.

It said it was responding to feedback.

The new plan, or "Employee Value Proposition" - which is intended to improve the experience of working at McDonald's restaurants - is based on the responses of 5,000 its workers and managers.

Franchisees own about 93% of the 38,000 McDonald's restaurants worldwide. And some of those restaurant owners in the US will pilot new perks that include the provision of emergency child-care if employees are called in at the last minute.