NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, the Kraft Foods Latino Employee Council, which encourages employees to maximize opportunities to take ownership of their career development, is hosting Latino Day to share how the company is “Making Today Delicious” for U.S. Hispanics and Latin American employees. Latino Day is part of Kraft Foods’ effort to build a high-performing and diverse culture, which is key to retaining and recruiting high-quality talent.
The program will feature presentations by Jim Norman, Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Diversity, and Pamela Stroko, Vice President, Organization and Development. These Kraft Foods executives will address training and development opportunities as well as diversity and inclusion at different levels within the organization.
“Being open and inclusive is one of our core values,” said Norman. “It covers many things, including acceptance of new ideas to drive innovation and, of course, it also means diversity and representation in our workforce.”
Latino Day also features a presentation by Josie Garza, Executive Director of the National Latino Children’s Institute. Garza will address how employees can become more engaged in their communities through programs such as Salsa, Sabor y Salud.
Salsa, Sabor y Salud, a model for combating childhood obesity, is a bilingual community outreach program designed especially for Latinos. Families participate in a series of eight free sessions that reinforce the importance of achieving “energy balance” through healthier food choices and increased levels of physical activity. Kraft Foods has donated $6.4 million to fund Salsa, Sabor y Salud, which has benefited more than 20,000 U.S. Latinos.
Kraft Foods ( http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com ) makes today delicious in 150 countries around the globe. Our 100,000 employees work tirelessly to make delicious foods consumers can feel good about. From American brand icons like Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressing, Maxwell House coffees and Oscar Mayer meats, to global powerhouse brands like Oreo and LU biscuits, Philadelphia cream cheeses, Jacobs and Carte Noire coffees, Tang powdered beverages and Milka, Côte d’Or, Lacta and Toblerone chocolates, our brands deliver millions of smiles every day. Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) is the world’s second largest food company with annual revenues of $42 billion. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.
SOURCE Kraft Foods