11,139 2.6 Hartsville, South Carolina

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Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands. We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks. Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components). From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

military culture

We have a partnership with Orion International. Orion's purpose is to provide the knowledge and resources needed to ensure the maximum impact and effectiveness of Sonoco’s military hiring initiative. We also offer various "Lunch & Learn" events whereby employees are educated on veteran hiring and retention topics.

retention support

We offer a retention support program for all military connected employees regardless of the sub groups people may belong to

orientation training and onboarding

  • New Employee Orientation
  • New Employee Training
  • On-boarding program
  • Mentorship program

military connected assistance

The various activities of our Military Professionals affinity group are geared specifically towards supporting and recognizing our veteran employees. Listed below are a few of our key activities and events held throughout the year:
Orion International
Army PaYs partnership
Transition Assistance Partner Program
Military Care Package Project
Patriotic Cookout
Veterans Day Program
The Citadel Leadership Development Program
Local Event Participation and Sponsorships
Veteran Recognition Program

senior leadership

1) Palace Stepps - Division VP/GM - Sonoco Recycling
2) David Winebarger - Division VP/GM - Reels and Plugs

Transitioning out of the military and looking for a job? The Military Times Job Board has listings from companies looking to hire vets.