Smithfield Foods hosted its first national hiring campaign on National Hot Dog Day, July 21. The Virginia-based food company offered walk-in hiring events at 47 of its U.S. locations and conducted on-the-spot job interviews for up to 2,500 hourly positions across the company's facilities, farms and distribution centers. In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, event attendees received a coupon for a free pack of Nathan's Famous hot dogs.
"We cannot think of a better way to celebrate National Hot Dog Day than hosting a national hiring event to grow our Smithfield Family and expand our global team of more than 63,000 strong dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly," said Arturo Towns, senior vice president of human resources for Smithfield Foods. "As a leading protein company, we are passionate about fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment that empowers every member of our team to take charge of their career and professional development. We are pleased to welcome candidates and invite them to join our exciting industry and culture."
The company is hiring full-time hourly positions in its plant, farm, and distribution operations, including general facilities production and maintenance positions, herdsperson positions in its hog production operations and material handler positions in its distribution centers.
Future team members are invited to join a company with a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands that is committed to improving food insecurity and to supporting education, veterans and philanthropic solutions that align with its industry-leading sustainability program. Smithfield has pioneered ambitious commitments including to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30% across its entire U.S. value chain by 2030.
Among its many industry honors and recognitions, Smithfield was recently recognized as a top employer for veterans by Forbes and the Military Times. The company also recently received the Worker Safety Award of Honor from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), was named an outstanding apprenticeship employer by ApprenticeshipNC and a "Best Company to Sell For" by SellingPower.