Employment and Jobs

Case Study: UpSkilling for Career Mobility at PepsiCo

August 23, 2023  • Haley Glover & UpSkill America

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One of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, PepsiCo generated more than $86 billion in net revenue in 2022, and its products are enjoyed by consumers a billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

With more than 300,000 employees globally and 100,000 US-based employees — many of whom are in front-line roles responsible for manufacturing, packing, or distributing products — PepsiCo is committed to creating meaningful jobs and growth opportunities. The company has developed a suite of upskilling initiatives that provide end-to-end opportunities. Employees have access to everything from high school diplomas to basic digital training to bachelor’s degrees, all at no cost to them.

“Everyone has a different ‘why’ that motivates them to learn,” said PepsiCo’s chief learning officer Molly Nagler. “We offer a portfolio that meets both employee and business needs. There is something for everyone.”

PepsiCo leverages these upskilling investments to create lasting value for the company and career mobility for workers. “This is not just about graduations, it’s about mobility post-completion,” said Dewey Torres, senior director of PepsiCo’s Global Learning Center of Excellence, which is responsible for driving the company’s upskilling and reskilling strategy. “We’re building an internal talent pipeline.”


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