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Our employees are the cornerstone of our company and fulfilling our purpose: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ We strive to remain one of the best places to work and are committed to supporting the professional development of our employees, as well as providing competitive benefits and a safe, inclusive workplace.

Professional Development

It is important that our people feel both valued and challenged. We have a strong tradition of promoting from within. We support our employees’ growth and development with training and annual performance feedback, both of which help them succeed and advance.


We offer competitive benefits to attract and retain top talent. Full-time employees at all U.S. locations are eligible for health care, retirement programs, profit sharing, disability coverage, life insurance, education assistance, confidential counseling, wellness programs and more.

Inclusion and Diversity

We believe a diverse workforce fosters innovation and cultivates an environment filled with unique perspectives. As a result, inclusion and diversity help us meet the needs of customers and consumers around the world.

Fifty percent of our team members had five or more years of service in 2021.

Human Rights

Respect for human rights is fundamental to our business and our commitment to ethical business conduct. Our human rights practices and expectations are part of our Code of Ethical Business Conduct, other policies, Supplier Code of Conduct and supplier contracts.


Hormel Foods is known for its award-winning safety programs. Our dedicated corporate safety department develops and administers companywide policies to ensure the safety of our employees.

Employee Engagement

We believe an engaged workforce leads to a more innovative, productive and profitable company. We measure engagement on a biennial basis, implementing programs and processes designed to keep our employees connected with our company.

Read more about our people in our global impact report.