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.

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

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Early Career

For college and university internships and our Career Foundation Program, designed to jump-start your career, search for available opportunities throughout the company.

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Current Employees

For current Smithfield employees interested in advancement and other opportunities, search for available positions throughout the company.

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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 Join our team and apply today 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
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We make more than good food.

We make good jobs. We've identified a few specific locations with in-demand roles that fit across a wide variety of skill sets, education, and experience. Interested in living and working in one of these areas? Take a look at available jobs today!

View our jobs in Crete, NE View our jobs in Tar Heel, NC View our jobs in Sioux Falls, SD

In Demand Roles at Smithfield

From farms to facilities, and everything in between, we have a variety of positions that fit across a wide variety of skill sets, education, and experience.

Not sure what to apply for? Submit your resume and one of our specialists will help you find your fit

Pig Whisperer

Starting before sunrise, the Whisperer knows and cares about the needs of our animals and how they are raised.

Super Packer

Explore our operations openings (think packing plants and packaging facilities) in hometowns around the U.S.

Career Kickstarter

We need college students to fill our paid internship positions. Smarty pants not required. Regular pants are fine.

Road Wrangler

Have a CDL? We have jobs. From farms to customers, we keep the highways hopping hauling great food.

2021 Best for Vets

Military veterans understand the value of purposeful work, and approximately 1,800 of them play a daily role in advancing Smithfield’s success. Through our Helping Our Heroes initiative, we plan to hire 4,000 military veterans by the end of 2025.

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