Smithfield Foods

39,239 4.7 Smithfield, Virginia

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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global packaged meats company with farms, facilities, and offices in North America and Europe. We employ over 50,000 people who all work together to provide families worldwide with Good food. Responsibly.®

Based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John,®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

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military culture

Smithfield has developed internal training that educates HR leaders and hiring managers on both the structure of the military (rank, MOS, etc.) and the skills veterans add to our workforce. Our EBRG, Smithfield Salutes, is working with our talent acquisition team to develop career paths and structure though an internal initiative we're calling "Project Hire".

military spouse recruitment and hiring

Starting in 2019 we have begun tracking military spouse hires and employees. In May 2019 during Military Appreciation Month and Military Spouse Appreciation Month we will officially kicked off with internal messaging around the importance of supporting military spouses. They were all recognized with a gift during that time as well.

orientation training and onboarding

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

civilian credential support

We offer tuition assistance or other financial support toward the preparation, attainment, and/or maintaining of an academic or professional certificate, degree, or another civilian credential,We offer apprenticeships, internships, or other formalized, structured training program/s to assist with the attainment of a civilian credentialWe have a skilled trade apprenticeship program that is GI Bill eligible. In addition, our training group, Smithfield University, has several industry-specific credentials offered via online and classroom based learning.

senior leadership

Todd Gerken, Senior Vice President of Fresh Pork Operations is a USMC Veteran.

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