The Frito-Lay layoffs have been coming for a while, but the last time the company saw a big surge in hiring was when it laid off more than 200 people, mostly at its Northwell Health facilities.
In March, the company announced it was laying off more workers than at any time in the past four years, and has since been cutting jobs.
And that wasn’t just the top tier.
Many jobs in the company’s health division were eliminated.
The company also laid off about 3,000 employees at its manufacturing operations in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
That’s in addition to about 2,500 workers in the manufacturing and service areas that it laid-off last year.
The last time that FritoLay saw a massive surge in its health and manufacturing jobs was in 2016, when the company lost nearly 6,000 jobs.
But the company is expecting a big boost this year, as it looks to grow its healthcare business.
Frito Holdings’ latest earnings report was released Tuesday.
The earnings report showed a strong rebound in the number of Frito’s employees working on the day of the announcement.
The new employees will be part of a group of more than 5,000 workers that will start rolling out the Fritos brand in the next six weeks, the Friedman Group, the parent company of Frito Lay, said in a release.
The group of new employees was formed in September 2017, just as the company was beginning to ramp up its efforts to boost the profitability of the Northwells.
“In the past, the Northfield Group has not been able to find an effective way to attract new talent,” said Jason Schoep, president and CEO of the Frico Group.
“This new group of employees will help us continue to attract talented individuals to the Northbrooks family and to our other Northwell facilities.
The Fritolays brand has been a success for us and we will continue to build on that success, while expanding the brand with new brands and products.”
NorthwellHealth has been the focus of recent job losses as the Friesons took over the business.
Northwell has been cutting back on health care and health care support staff in recent months, and its workforce is currently less than a third of what it was before the layoffs.
NorthwesternHealth announced in September that it was closing a $20 million manufacturing plant that once employed about 1,100 people.
Fricos health business is still a major employer in the Midwest and other parts of the country.
Northfield has been aggressively pursuing Northwell, and it recently announced it would invest $200 million to develop and expand its own Northwell Healthcare business.