Anyone can tell you that it’s very, very hard to find good help these days. Everyone from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department to Dollar General is seeking workers. One sign of the times is that, next week, McDonald’s restaurants in Greensboro – and other parts of North Carolina and southern Virginia – are holding a mass hiring event. The company is looking for more than 14,000 employees in that region alone and, on Tuesday, August 9, it’s hosting a “Drive-up Hiring Day.”

On that day, job seekers can simply drive-up to any participating McDonald’s restaurants for an on-the-spot interview – there’s no prior scheduling required.

Or, even easier, on August 9, anyone can just text the word ‘apply’ to 36453 to start an application with the company.

McDonald’s franchises are seeking to hire over 14,000 employees to work at restaurants throughout North Carolina and Virginia – including Greenville, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington as well as the Roanoke area.

The Drive-Up Hiring Day, company officials say, offers candidates a convenient way to apply. With the job market as tight as it is right now many companies are having to get creative when it comes to attracting new workers.

Throughout greater central and coastal North Carolina and southern Virginia, more than14,000 positions are available with the company right now. Those looking for employment can visit restaurants between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get an “on-the-spot” interview.

McDonald’s states that the franchises offer “competitive wages, myriad advancement opportunities, flexible scheduling, free meals and tuition reimbursement assistance, to name a few of the benefits.”

Hamburger hopefuls can visit to learn more and apply to a restaurant if they are interested.