25 Local McDonald’s Raise Starting Wages to Compete in a Post-COVID Job Market

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Employees start at $10 per hour at Patel McDonald’s restaurants across Louisiana

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 11:18 AM

Jennings, L.A. – June 17, 2021 – A positive sign that there’s a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, COVID-19 restrictions have been lifting around the state of Louisiana as more citizens become fully vaccinated. People across the country are excited to get back to some normalcy, however, staffing troubles place an obstacle in the way.

The words “hiring crisis” have been a hot topic in the news over the last several months as businesses around the country, specifically restaurants, have faced trouble with staffing as communities reopen.

The 25 Patel family McDonald’s have increased their starting pay to $10, in addition to their aggressive benefits offered, in an attempt to encourage folks to reenter the workforce. Staying competitive in the post-COVID job market has been challenging, with businesses across Louisiana offering special incentives to boost applications.

“We are so excited to welcome our customers back to the McDonald’s dining experience they know and love,” said Ricky Patel, owner/operator at Patel McDonald’s. “We always aim to create a “people first” atmosphere where we work with you to achieve your educational and career goals. We’re looking forward to welcoming new team members to our McFamily!”

The Patel group offers employees more than just great pay – they offer comprehensive benefits, employee recognition programs and even educational advancement assistance, which includes career advising and tuition support. Interested applicants can visit www.patelmcdonalds.com to learn more about Patel McDonald’s benefits and start their online or text-to-apply application, or simply visit their local McDonald’s restaurant.

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