Smithfield Foods in St. Charles Holds Jobs Fair July 22

Smithfield Foods in St. Charles Holds Jobs Fair July 22

The Valley Industrial Association is alerting Kane County job-seekers to a July 22 jobs fair at Smithfield Foods in St. Charles.

“Smithfield Foods is major employer in St. Charles and is looking to hire!” VIA President Cindy Tomei said via email.

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The jobs fair will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Smithfield Foods, 3625 Illinois Ave., St. Charles.

Opportunities include entry-level production line and maintenance technician positions for the $14 billion global food company that employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. Smithfield’s website says the company’s perks include but are not limited to “the best safety record in the industry, opportunities for career advancement, and academic scholarships for your children.”

Production line jobs start at $14.40 an hour and are for job seekers willing to work the second shift. Maintenance technicians willing to work the second and third shifts.

Qualified individuals must have at least a high school diploma or GED, possess excellent verbal communication skills and experience working in warehouse/manufacturing operation. Some overtime will be required.

For consideration, Smithfield Foods asks job seekers to apply in person at the jobs fair, where you can complete an application and interview.

For more information about careers at Smithfield Foods, visit the this page of the Smithfield website.

About the Valley Industrial Association

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Established in 1902, the organization known today as the Valley Industrial Association was founded to give area manufacturers and the businesses that serve them a place to connect for professional growth, shared information and common resources that can help operations, and to support causes important to industry. Originally founded by 16 member companies, three of which remain members today (Richards Wilcox, Aurora Metals, and Aurora Textiles), the VIA currently serves more than 200 members, including manufacturers and businesses that serve them, area educational institutions and municipalities. The VIA’s service area includes Kane, Kendall, DeKalb and western DuPage counties.

About Smithfield Foods

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 10.31.54 AMSmithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. For more information, visit

More than 50,000 employees worldwide contribute to Smithfield Food’s success. Click here to meet some of these people and learn more.

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