Good food starts with good people.


Great pay. Great benefits. Great people.

Why Smithfield?

At Smithfield, we invest in training and education opportunities to promote career advancement, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to cultivate a welcoming workplace, and benefits to support health and well-being.

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Join the Smithfield Team

At Smithfield, people feel they are part of something special, something that matters. Discover a career with us today.

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Early Career

Smithfield's college and university programs offer students and upcoming graduates an opportunity to apply the skills developed in the classroom. The programs provide real-life experience, the opportunity to gain knowledge about the company, and the ability to start building your professional portfolio. We regard every participant as a potential leader.

Current Employees

Our people are our greatest asset. With training and programs designed to help you advance professionally, our employees have the ability for lifelong careers.


In partnership with Guild, Smithfield provides upfront tuition assistance, covering up to 100% of tuition costs for various degree and certificate programs and offering partial funding for other learning programs to help team members accomplish their personal and professional goals.  Smithfield offers more than 200 fully or partially funded programs across 60+  learning partners, including college degrees and certificates in high-growth areas like business, technology, engineering, sustainability and more; high school completion and college preparatory programs; and English language learning. Full-time and part-time Smithfield team members are eligible on their first day of employment. Learn more at

People Matter

With more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.

Growth & Development

Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.

Sustainability Pledge

Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

At Smithfield, we have a great staff with great benefits for your family and good wages.
- Miquel Stewart, Maintenance Mechanic, Smithfield North, VA