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HERSHEY, Pa. — The Hershey Co. was recognized as a top company and workplace for millennials in two recent studies: the Youth 100 VoxBurner Report and the 2015 Millennial Career Survey by the National Society of High School Scholars.
The company ranked No. 4 out of 100 companies and No. 1 in the Grocery and Snacks category in the VoxBurner Report.
In the Millennial Career Survey, Hershey ranked No. 20 out of the Top 200 Preferred Companies as chosen by students aged 19 to 25 across the nation.
“As a company with more than 120 years in the marketplace, we are thrilled that our iconic brands connect with millennials,” said Michele Buck, president, North America, The Hershey Co. “Young people want to work for companies that make the brands they love and where they are able to make a difference and give back to the community. It’s gratifying that Hershey has been recognized as one of these places.”
Millennials’ influence in the marketplace continues to grow — in both buying power and impact on food trends, according to a company release. By 2020, millennials will make up 29 percent of consumer packaged goods spending.
As Hershey continues to grow and expand, it believes in having employees that reflect the demographics of its consumers. By building a collaborative and engaging workplace for employees across geographies, the company said it keeps a pulse on key trends and continues to deliver exciting products around the world.
“We welcome eager and talented young professionals into our workplace,” said Kevin Walling, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, The Hershey Co. “Diversity of thought, perspectives and experiences make for stronger teams and ideas — key ingredients for Hershey to achieve success across the snack continuum.”
Hershey, Pa.-based The Hershey Co. has more than 22,000 employees and more than 80 brands worldwide, including such iconic names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside.