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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Creating premier entertainment and leisure experiences for everyone starts with a company that includes everyone.

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

We are cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce, marketplace, and community because we believe what makes us different makes us sweet.


Attract, retain, and support the best talent. Increase leadership diversity.


Provide hospitality experiences that reflect the diversity of our guests.


Strengthen social and economic development through partnerships & corporate citizenship.

Our Commitment To Act

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is committed to fostering a stronger internal culture of advocacy and inclusion to help team members share their voices and collectively effect change. We are expanding on existing initiatives and creating new programs to develop additional avenues of progress for team members from diverse heritages.

  • Hershey's Kiss icon LISTENING

    Engaging in dialogue to ensure all voices are heard.

  • Hershey's Kiss icon CONNECTING

    Provide networking and awareness through our new multi-ethnic employee resource group, MERGE.

  • Hershey's Kiss icon OUTREACH

    Supporting organizations dedicated to racial and social justice reform.

  • Hershey's Kiss icon LEARNING

    Cultivating a deeper understanding of race and the workplace.

  • Hershey's Kiss icon DEVELOPING

    Improving representation of Persons Of Color at all levels.

Employee Resource Groups

Our Employee Resource Groups celebrate the individual experiences that make our organization sweet. Employee-led committees and a council of senior leaders work together to connect team members, create awareness, and support our company’s unique mission.

  • MERGE - multi-ethnic resource group for everyone

    A multi-ethnic resource group committed to growing HE&R’s inclusive culture by hosting educational events, fostering compassionate conversations, and championing the development of talented individuals from diverse heritages.

  • MHS Partnership

    A passionate group of connectors devoted to supporting our company’s legacy by promoting a diverse flow of Milton Hershey School engagement opportunities.

  • Women In Leadership

    A collective of female leaders with a mission to recruit, develop, support, and empower women across the organization.

  • Workforce Inclusion

    In-house experts on workforce inclusion with a mission to cultivate a culture where diversity is sought out, respected, and celebrated.

  • Young Professionals

    A community dedicated to connecting, strengthening, and celebrating HE&R young professionals by creating valuable opportunities to network, learn, develop, and give back.

John Lawn, HE&R, President & CEO

“As a hospitality company, it is essential that we provide a welcoming environment for all our team members and guests. We can only succeed by allowing our different backgrounds and experiences to shape our company and our destination. We are dedicated to listening and learning from team members, guests, and community partners so we can continue to effectively foster diversity, promote equity, and create lasting change for all.” - John Lawn, HE&R, President & CEO

Find Your Opportunity

We are committed to hiring diverse team members to thrive in roles across Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

View Open Positions

Proud To Support

LGBT Center
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
African American Chamber
Latino Connection
YWCA Greater Harrisburg
The Vista School
Hershey Area All Things Diversity
Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce
Keystone Business Alliance
Black Girl Health

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