KFC Turkey is the first KFC market to establish the “I Have a Job Project,” a dedicated program for hiring and training team members with Down syndrome, in collaboration with the Turkish Down Syndrome Association. As part of the “I Have a Job Project,” six KFC restaurants completed specific training for restaurant managers and teams before hiring employees with Down syndrome.
Doing good in the communities in which we operate has always been fundamental to us and is a core part of our Done the Right Way brand impact strategy.
As such, our people are so much more than a role. They are part of what we do, why we do it, and what we stand for. This is why providing access to skill building through programs like the “I Have a Job Project” is so important to us. Through these programs, we aim to create job and training opportunities for people who may otherwise face barriers.
Our team in Turkey has truly taken this to heart, explaining that this new program “takes its strength from our brand’s roots and employee value propositions of Be Your Best Self and Make a Difference. We support individuals with Down syndrome to develop their independent lives, boost their self-confidence, and become the best version of themselves and role models for others.”
To “meet” the six employees from the “I Have a Job Project,” check out this video below provided by our team in Turkey:
We owe a heartfelt thank you to KFC Turkey – and especially the Restaurant General Managers in these six restaurants – for internalizing our commitment to creating a world of good for our people and communities, and for taking ownership of this project with so much passion and excitement. They are fighting to unlock the full potential in everyone.