Sara Lee Corporation ranked as a top employer for military talent, according to G.I. Jobs’ eighth annual list recognizing the nation’s top Military Friendly Employers. As one of only two food manufacturers on the list this year, Sara Lee Corp.’s ranked 97 and marks the first time the company has been included in the list.

“Sara Lee Corporation is very appreciative of all the work of our current and former military personnel,” said Marcel Smits, interim chief executive officer, Sara Lee Corp. “We also are aware of the tremendous skills and abilities many of these people possess, which is why we have a dedicated effort to recruit them into our organization.”

The list was drawn from a sample of 5,000 companies competing for the honor whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million. Criteria included the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, and company policies toward National Guard and reserve service.

About Sara Lee Corporation
Sara Lee has one of the world’s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, its brands generate nearly $11 billion in annual net sales. Sara Lee has approximately 33,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide.