The tradition of innovation at Hormel Foods is not limited to our products. We have a long and proud history of protecting the welfare of our employees in new and progressive ways. Founder George A. Hormel was instrumental in promoting the first child labor laws in the United States. Today, our policies protect each employee’s right to a workplace that adheres to laws, does not discriminate and promotes respect for one another.
What began as a family-owned business has grown into a publicly traded company, yet we work hard to maintain a strong sense of family in our offices and plants. At Hormel Foods, we consider our employees to be more than workers. We consider them to be family, and we treat them accordingly.
At Hormel Foods, we embrace diversity because it makes us a better company. Hormel Foods works hard to ensure that employing a diverse workforce continues to be included among the company’s key strategies.
Employee resource groups help to create and maintain an inclusive work environment that supports diversity and inclusion. These groups offer opportunities for people to come together to build relationships, foster development, provide education and share information and ideas on common issues of interest.
Read more about our resource groups below.
Mission: To foster the professional growth of African Americans at Hormel Foods and initiate creative and innovative ideas that cater to the African American consumer.
The Hormel African American Resource Group (HAARG) is an employee resource group open to any Hormel employees regardless of race or background. The goals of HAARG are to build relationships, foster development, provide education, exchange ideas and support Hormel Foods.
We invite all employees to consider joining Hormel Foods’ Nuestra Gente (Our People). It is a great opportunity to make friends, share experiences, be involved in the community and learn about Hispanic values, traditions and cultures in a friendly environment while growing a global consumer market.
HProud promotes a safe and equitable working environment for all employees, consistent with Hormel Foods values, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This ensures that all employees can be authentic and fully engaged, therefore participating in Hormel Foods' success.
Mission: We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining Hormel Foods' young professionals. We encourage creativity and innovation while stimulating action to drive change to keep Hormel Foods on the leading edge of business development. Together we contribute to a sustainable business environment, continuous personal and business growth, and a diverse, inclusive culture within Hormel Foods.
Mission: The mission of HMVET is to recognize, appreciate and support military members and their families. HMVET will provide assistance to former and current military members and their families as they integrate into the Hormel Culture; while providing a platform for continued camaraderie throughout their Hormel career. HMVET will ultimately impact Hormel results by supporting military members with self-improvement and personal achievement resulting in a more engaged workforce.
We invite all employees to consider joining HMVET. It is a great opportunity to make friends, share experiences, be involved in the community and learn about Military/Veteran values, traditions and cultures in a friendly environment!