Pa., Aug. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hershey
Company (NYSE:HSY) today was named to the Forbes list of America's
Best-in-State Employers in Pennsylvania 2023 ranking 33. The company also
appears for the first time on the list for Virginia. Forbes cited the company's 'north
star of goodness,' which is behind giving employees competitive
pay, career development programs, flexible working arrangements and
generous parental leave for both salaried and shift workers, among
the reasons for landing on the list.
"Inspired by a shared purpose, our employees are motivated each
day to make more moments of goodness with our consumers. This
simple, yet profound, purpose underpins every decision we make as a
company and as a result has an exponential impact on our ~20,000
employees," said Chris Scalia,
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at The
Hershey Company. "It is this exact purpose and our people-first
strategy that makes us a great place to work, ensuring everyone can
learn, grow and thrive."
Presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading
statistics portal and industry ranking provider, companies
recognized were identified based on 2.1 million employer
recommendations from employees working for companies with more than
500 employees in the United States
and are grouped into one of the 25 industry sectors. Employers with
operations in more than one state can also be ranked in multiple
The evaluation is made on a state-by-state basis based on three
distinct criteria: in-state indirect recommendations, national
in-industry indirect recommendations and direct recommendations.
Furthermore, employees were asked to give their opinions on a
series of statements surrounding work-related topics of e.g.
working conditions, diversity, salary, potential for development
and company image regarding their current employer.
The Hershey Company invests significantly in people-centric
programs and initiatives including competitive pay and benefits,
industry-leading parental leave for both salaried and plant
employees, a culture of listening, flexibility, meaningful work and
career development and mentorship. In addition to significant
investments in its people, it's the small, meaningful daily
interactions with coworkers, common love for and pride in the
company's brands, moments of fun and togetherness and its shared
sense of community that galvanizes the company's culture.
"Our entire team rallies around the effort to make Hershey a place where our employees feel pride
in the work they do, feel appreciated by the company they do it
for, and in the collaboration and teamwork with the people they do
it with," said Scalia. "At the end of the day, we place our people
at the center of everything we do so that they value The Hershey
Company as much as we value them."
To view the full list, visit the Forbes.com.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company is
headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is an
industry-leading snacks company known for making more moments of
goodness through its iconic brands, remarkable people, and enduring
commitment to doing the right thing for its people, planet, and
communities. Hershey has nearly
20,000 employees in the U.S. and around the world who work every
day to deliver delicious, high-quality products. The company has
more than 100 brand names in approximately 80 countries worldwide
that drive more than $10.4 billion in annual revenues,
including Hershey's, Reese's,
Kit Kat®, Jolly Rancher and Ice
Breakers, and fast-growing salty snacks
including Skinny Pop, Pirate's
Booty, and Dot's Homestyle Pretzels.
For more than 125 years, Hershey has been committed to operating
fairly, ethically, and sustainably. The candy and snack maker's
founder, Milton Hershey, created Milton Hershey
School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on
helping children succeed through equitable access to education.
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