New Commercial Features Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s Employees Discussing Workplace Experiences

Employee testimonials consistent with national poll that found widespread job satisfaction
  • Publication Date: February 2017

Washington D.C. – Today the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) released a commercial of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s employees discussing their  on-the-job experiences at these restaurants. The 60-second commercial is running in the DC market during Fox and Friends, Morning Joe, Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight, and The O’Reilly Factor on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as during Fox and Friends and Morning Joe on Thursday.

The commercial coincides with CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder’s Secretary of Labor confirmation hearing on Thursday as well as coordinated, SEIU-orchestrated protests against him yesterday.

Watch the commercial here.

The commercial features:

  • Corina Ortiz, a Carl’s Jr. employee from Albany, OR
  • Patsy Eskilson, a Hardee’s employee from Lake City, FL
  • Cherie Abarquez, a Carl’s Jr. employee from Bakersfield, CA
  • Ann Devane, a Hardee’s employee from Macclenny, FL

These employees recently took part in an event on Capitol Hill where they spoke about their on-the-job experiences. House Education & Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx presided.

Watch the video of the event here.

The employees stories are consistent with a recent national poll of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s employees by the independent survey firm CorCom Inc. The survey found:

Percentage of CKE Employees who agree with the following statements:

 

I have learned valuable, marketable job market skills working here. 90%
I feel safe and respected in this working environment. 92%
I work in a diverse workplace. 92%
Carl’s Jr./ Hardee’s provides…an opportunity to move up in the workplace. 90%
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is a great place to work. 92%
I have the opportunity to work as many hours as I’d like. 73%
Management is willing to accommodate my schedule outside of work. 92%
I admire the store management and the management of the company. 90%

 

Percentage of Female CKE Employees who agree with following statements:

 

I have learned valuable, marketable job market skills working here. 91%
I feel safe and respected in this working environment. 93%
I work in a diverse workplace. 96%
Carl’s Jr./ Hardee’s provides…an opportunity to move up in the workplace. 88%
Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is a great place to work. 93%
I have the opportunity to work as many hours as I’d like. 77%
Management is willing to accommodate my schedule outside of work. 93%
I admire the store management and the management of the company. 91%

You can see the full survey results and methodology here.

 

For more information, visit EPIOnline.org. To schedule an interview, contact Sean Kumnick at (202) 463-7650 or [email protected]org

The Employment Policies Institute is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth. In particular, EPI focuses on issues that affect entry-level employment. EPI receives support from restaurants, foundations, and individuals.

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