McDonald’s offering drive-up hiring Saturday

LIHU‘E — McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i, including two restaurants on Kaua‘i — Lihu‘e and Waipouli — will join the statewide effort of the chain’s first-ever Drive-Up Hiring Day Saturday.

Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until the afternoon, interested candidates for positions can drive up to any one of the 38 participating McDonald’s restaurants for an interview on the spot.

Job candidates can fill out online applications during the event or ahead of time at, or texting “apply” to 36453.

“Whether someone is looking for a cool summer job or rewarding career, we have various positions available across all restaurants to help people get back to work,” said Deniz Civelek, field people manager for McDonald’s of Hawai‘i. “Job candidates can land an immediate interview right then and there that is both safe and very convenient.”

To adhere to safety protocols, McDonald’s crew members will wear face masks while interviewing candidates, who are to remain in their vehicles. The job candidates are also required to wear face masks during the interview.

McDonald’s of Hawai‘i offers competitive weekly pay, flexible hours, advancement opportunities, employee discounts and college tuition assistance as part of its Archways to Opportunity program.

It is an effort to meet hiring demands and expedite the job-interview process.

McDonald’s restaurants have implemented more than 50 COVID-19 safety procedures to protect crew and customers, including wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, and masks and gloves for employees in addition to other new procedures and training.

McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai‘i has 80 restaurants and more than 5,200 employees across Hawai‘i, Guam and Saipan. In Hawai‘i, the company has 4,100 employees and 73 restaurants, 52 of which are locally-owned and operated by 12 franchisees.

  1. I saw a Vampire once June 16, 2021 5:46 am Reply

    How much? At least $10.50 per hour so they can just work pt. Not worth getting sick. And crap pay. Plus crap work. Family business.

  2. Job Les June 16, 2021 8:55 am Reply

    Who in their right mind wants to work, especially for low wages, when unemployment, food stamps, medicare, food banks, church food, stimulus checks, rent subsidies, utility payments are paid by government, etc., etc., are freely given, no need even a Vaccine Passport.

    When is the government gonna shoot itself in the other foot?

    Better advertising would be better to say FREE JOBS.

    People are used to FREE stuff, so why not a job. FREE, all you need to do is show up on time, do your job, and get paid.

    Realizing that a job no longer makes sense.

    Doesn’t the President realize he is supporting Striking Low Paid Workers, who already are well paid for not working, by way of all these government subsidies to stay at the beach or in the TV Room.

  3. Rich Belmont June 16, 2021 1:41 pm Reply

    Golly, I guess it’s tough to find employees when you pay low wages.

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