Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Senior Citizens, PWDs to Benefit from Inclusive Jobs Program of Jollibee Group and QC LGU

Promoting an Inclusive Workplace. Since 2019, the Jollibee Group has partnered with various local government units in promoting an inclusive workplace where qualified SCs and PWDs can have the opportunity to join the Jollibee Group in its mission to serve great-tasting food, bringing the joy of eating to everyone.

Over 200 senior citizens (SC) and persons with disabilities (PWDs) will benefit from the inclusive employment program of the Jollibee Group in partnership with the local government of Quezon City. Qualified SC and PWDs will have the opportunity to work in over 50 stores of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King in Quezon City. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed recently between the Jollibee Group and the Quezon City local government unit (LGU), led by Mayor Joy Belmonte, to formalize the collaboration.

“We support the local government of Quezon City in advancing the welfare of our elderly and persons with disabilities. Through this partnership, we honor their invaluable role in our society. We aim to give those who have the capacity and desire to work the opportunity to help spread joy to customers. This partnership is consistent with Jollibee Group’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities to different sectors and promoting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We are looking forward to partnering with other LGUs so we can find qualified individuals to join us in our mission of spreading the joy of eating to everyone.” ~Ruth Angeles, Vice President and Head, Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture, and Head for Philippines HR, Jollibee Group

Advancing the Welfare of SCs and PWDs. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte underscores the importance of partnerships with institutions like the Jollibee Group in promoting the well-being and dignity of SCs and PWDs through equal employment opportunities. 

In her message during the signing ceremony, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte underscored the importance of partnerships with institutions like the Jollibee Group in promoting the well-being and dignity of SCs and PWDs through equal employment opportunities. 

“We thank the Jollibee Group for this gesture, which is a sign that they are with us in our crusade towards inclusivity. For us in Quezon City, progress must be inclusive; everyone must be part of our progress. Age is just a number and a mindset, and we should not allow our age or our disability to be an obstacle to what we can contribute to our nation-building. I thank the Jollibee Group for taking away the obstacles that are preventing our SCs and PWDs from being active members of our workforce.” ~Joy Belmonte, Quezon City Mayor

Partners for Equal Employment Opportunity. The Jollibee Group and the Quezon City (QC) Local Government Unit signed a Memorandum of Agreement to provide employment opportunity to qualified senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Q.C. Mayor Joy Belmonte (4th from L) led the signatories from the QC LGU, while Jollibee Group signatories was led by Ruth Angeles, Head for Philippines HR (3rd from R). 

To assist them with the requirements, interested SCs and PWDs should visit the Quezon City Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Before they can move forward with the initial job screening by the Persons with Disability Affairs Office and the Social Services Department of the City, they must also obtain a fit-to-work certification from the Quezon City Health Department. 

The LGU will recommend SCs and PWDs to the Jollibee Group for employment in a limited number of company-owned stores in Quezon City once they meet the requirements. As guest relations employees, qualified SCs and PWDs can support store teams in serving patrons at the counter and dining areas.

To carry out this inclusive employment program, the Jollibee Group has collaborated with the provincial government of Rizal, the local governments of Manila, Antipolo, Muntinlupa, and Pasig, in addition to Quezon City. 

About Jollibee Group 
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. Its mission is to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone through its 18 brands with over 6,800 stores across 33 countries. 

The Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. JFC also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

The Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 92% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. The Jollibee Group has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. The Company also established a joint venture company that will own and operate Tiong Bahru Bakery and Common Man Coffee Roasters in the Philippines. Recently, the Jollibee Group signed agreements to own 10% ownership in Botrista, a leader in the beverage technology space.  The Company also owns a 90% participating interest in Titan Dining Partners II Ltd to further grow Asia Pacific food service brands and/or bring strong global food service brands to Asia Pacific.

The Jollibee Group has launched its global sustainability agenda dubbed Joy for Tomorrow, which aims to strengthen the Company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The agenda centers on the key pillars of Food, People, and Planet, and consists of 10 focus areas namely: food safety, food quality, nutrition & transparency, employee welfare, farmers livelihood, community support, good governance, packaging & recycling, waste reduction, and energy & water efficiency. Each focus area sets goals and initiatives that contribute and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' Most Admired Company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. The Company is also a three-time recipient of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award and was recently cited in TIME’s List of the World’s Best Companies.  

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