As part of Frito-Lay’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as set forth in PepsiCo’s “Performance with Purpose” goals, they have made hiring veterans and their family members a high priority.
In addition to valuing the sacrifice our veterans have selflessly made for this country, Frito-Lay recognizes the enormous talent and dedication that veterans bring to a team, which is why they have been so passionate in recruiting and hiring these outstanding candidates.
To ensure veterans successfully transition to the civilian workforce, while still feeling connected in the wider veteran community, Frito-Lay has a veteran-focused employee resource group called Valor. Valor’s mission is to recognize, appreciate, and support all veterans, the military, and their families within our communities.
They are also involved in “Carry the Load,” a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes. “Carry the Load” raises money in support of veterans and first responders, and builds homes for heroes, provides adaptive training for the injured, underwrites mental health programs, and more.
At Frito-Lay, they are proud of their efforts to recruit and support veterans and their families. While national veteran employment rates decreased from 2011 to 2016, PepsiCo’s percentage of veteran hires increased. In fact, more than a quarter of their workforce is made up of veterans and their spouses. They know they are a stronger business because of the character of their associates, and veterans play an important part in allowing them to achieve their goals.