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Veterans at Smithfield

Military veterans understand the value of purposeful work, and approximately 1,400 of them play a daily role in advancing Smithfield's success. Through our Operation 4,000 initiative, we plan to increase the number of veterans in our U.S. workforce to 4,000 by the end of 2020.

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Smithfield Foods Veteran Highlight: Jurmon Baker
Jurmon Baker comes from a family with a history of military service, so joining the Army straight out of high school seemed like a logical decision for this native of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “What could be more admirable than fighting for your country?” asks Baker, now 38. “I served for five years with tours in Fort Riley, Fort Lewis, Fort Hood, and Darmstadt, Germany. Upon completing...
Nov 13, 2017 8:15 AM ET
Video: Work with a Purpose, Veterans at Smithfield Foods
Military veterans understand the value of purposeful work, and approximately 1,400 of them play a daily role in advancing Smithfield's success. Through our Operation 4,000 initiative, we plan to increase the number of veterans in our U.S. workforce to 4,000 by the end of 2020. Learn more about Veterans at...
Nov 10, 2017 2:55 PM ET
Smithfield Foods Supports Veterans with $25,000 Contribution to Warrior Canine Connection
SMITHFIELD, Va, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., is pleased to announce it has joined forces with the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery therapy model to help service members and veterans reconnect with their families and communities. Smithfield’s $25,...
Nov 9, 2017 10:35 AM ET
Smithfield Foods Veteran Highlight: John Fineran
“Serving in the military has made me a better person, someone who is not afraid to speak his mind and take on challenges,” says John Fineran, 37, a territory manager assistant for Smithfield’s Hog Production Division in West Central Iowa. “That has certainly helped me in my work.” A lifelong Iowa resident, Fineran was raised in the town of Arthur and enlisted in the Iowa Army National...
Nov 6, 2017 8:40 AM ET
Smithfield Foods Veteran Highlight: Kayla Baumfalk
Kayla Baumfalk joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in 2003, just out of high school. She would spend 11 years in this reserve component of the U.S. military—one of them deployed to Iraq—before her honorable discharge in 2014. “I had planned to remain in the National Guard, but after my husband and I had our first child in 2012 I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving again,” explains...
Nov 1, 2017 9:05 AM ET