Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has been named to the Forbes 2023 list of America’s Best-in-State Employers in Pennsylvania, ranking 33. The company also appears for the first time on the list for Virginia. The publication 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 its 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,” says Chris Scalia, senior vice-president and chief human resources officer. “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., companies recognized were identified based on 2.1 million employer recommendations from employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in the U.S. and are grouped into one of the 25 industry sectors. Employers with operations in more than one state can also be ranked in multiple states.
“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,” says 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.”