Understanding how job creation really works translates to creating real economic opportunities for American workers and businesses. Andy Puzder knows this and has a track record to support it.
- 98 percent of Andy’s employees at CKE make more than the federal minimum wage. The average hourly wage for CKE employees is $9.50, well above the Bureau of Labor Statistics median hourly wage for employees in the Fast Food and Counter Workers category ($9.11).
- The majority of CKE’s employees, including General Managers and District Managers, are female (63%) and minorities (68%). Many franchise owners started working for Andy as hourly crew workers, and worked their way up through the ranks—achieving their own American Dreams.
- Under Puzder’s leadership, CKE has demonstrated its commitment to employees by developing robust training and compliance programs and focusing on providing a positive work environment for employees, including offering generous benefits and instituting strong company policies.