Careers for Veterans

We’re firm believers in giving back to those who gave to us. You took care of our families – now let us take care of yours.

We want to give back to the communities that have already given us all so much. Through our commitment to service, quality and value we aspire to connect and develop long lasting relationships with America’s military men, women and spouses.

If you fall within any of these groups, you’ve come to the right place.

Joining Forces
Our national team has come together with our local restaurant owners to join the White House’s Joining Forces Coalition. Through this initiative, we expect to create more than 100,000 career opportunities for Veterans over the next three years. We’ll also build upon existing training and development programs to help Veterans obtain management positions in an accelerated time frame. Finally, we’re launching a Veteran Spouse recruitment program while also continuing to support our current Veterans with the introduction of a Veteran Employee Resource Group.

To learn more about our partnership with Joining Forces and ongoing efforts, click here.

We’re proud and honored to join The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) as a partner as we strive to provide career opportunities for veterans and their spouses. MSEP is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses that:

  • Provides human resource (HR) managers with recruitment solutions for military spouses
  • Prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants
  • Connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess

Veterans come home to McDonald’s
After dedicating themselves to a career in the U.S. Armed Forces, these men and women were able to translate their military skills and experiences to some satisfying and fulfilling careers with us. Now, they encourage their fellow veterans to do the same.

Why choose a job with us?
You were born a leader – and are ready to put those skills to work. We want to provide you with the opportunity of a progressive career path that gives you the chance to reach your full potential no matter where you start. In fact, many of our corporate staff and franchisees started their careers in the restaurants.

We’re committed to our people – we train talent, develop leaders and reward achievement. Our diverse and collaborative environment fosters respect and encourages engagement from all, which is essential to our continued personal and collective success. There’s more than one way to the top. Once you’re there – and you’re ready for the next big challenge in your career – know that there is a world of opportunities open to you beyond the restaurants or our U.S. offices.

We value the hard work and dedication of each member of our team. So we’re pleased to provide benefits that reflect our appreciation for our people and their contributions to our success, from medical insurance to vacation and more.

We’re committed to a culture of continuous learning and improving, which is evident in our excellent educational programs. Not only do we provide excellent educational programs for our employees, but we also offer a number of continuing education programs built to serve the needs and dreams of our diverse employee base. And a truly unique benefit of a career with us is our very own Hamburger University, offering a comprehensive program that lays an ideal foundation for helping build a high-powered career in McDonald’s Management – and beyond.

See our Training & Education section to learn more.

References to “we” and “our” include McDonald’s corporately owned restaurants and independently owned and operated franchises.  Franchisees are the exclusive employer of their employees and as such are solely responsible for all employment related matters in their restaurants.  McDonald’s and its franchisees are equal opportunity employers committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.