“Mga lolo’t lola, at sa mga PWD, para sa inyo ‘to,” these are the words of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso during the signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) held recently between Burger King and the City Government of Manila that will provide qualified senior citizens and the differently-abled with a chance to work as customers relations staff in Burger King branches in Manila.
Burger King, one of the brands in the country of homegrown restaurant company Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), is pleased to take part in this initiative to not only advance the interests of the elderly and differently-abled, but also recognize their value and contribution as a sector by reintegrating them as productive members of society.
This employment program by the Manila city government is consistent with JFC’s commitment as a global Filipino company to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors, while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Other JFC brands with branches in Manila like Jollibee, Chowking, and Greenwich have implemented this inclusive jobs program
The agreement between both parties was concluded with Burger King Philippines General Manager Mr. Joey Dominguez saying: “We in Burger King look forward to opening the doors of our stores in Manila to over a hundred qualified senior citizens and differently-abled individuals to serve our delicious-tasting and world-class Whoppers to more Filipinos.”
Burger King invites senior citizens and the differently abled to apply through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of the City of Manila, the same office mandated to screen applicants before endorsing qualified candidates to Burger King.