Sanderson Farms is seeking to hire hourly team members for their poultry processing facility in Palestine, Texas. As the third largest poultry producer in the nation with operations spanning five states and 17 different communities, Sanderson Farms is a growing company with ample opportunities for employee advancement.
For those interested in pursuing employment with the Fortune 1000 company, Goodwill, in partnership with Sanderson Farms, is hosting a hiring event on Tuesday, July 20, at Goodwill’s Athens, Texas, location. Job seekers can attend the hiring event anytime from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. to learn more about the various career opportunities available with the company.
Sanderson Farms representatives will be available at the hiring event to answer questions regarding the company, their employment benefits and associated job responsibilities. If a conditional job offer is made, additional screenings such as drug, physical and COVID-19 screenings will be conducted on-site, and a valid photo identification is required for this process. To apply online for the line operator position in Palestine, visit: www.sandersonfarms.com/careers
Line operator open positions are available on first and second shift in Palestine with shift start times varying based on the area of the facility in which employees work. On first shift, employees working in first processing begin work at 4:45 a.m., employees working in second processing begin work at 7:15 a.m. and employees working on third processing will work varied hours. On second shift, employees working in first processing begin work at 1:30 p.m., employees working in second processing begin work at 4:15 p.m. and employees working on third processing will work varied hours. Shifts are approximately eight hours in length with employees working Monday through Friday with occasional work on Saturdays.
As a leader within the poultry industry with respect to employee compensation, Sanderson Farms’ team members are offered competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Entry-level employees begin earning $14.45 per hour with pay varying by shift and tenure. After the first 90 days of employment, hourly employees earn $15.90 per hour with pay varying by shift and tenure.
Sanderson Farms’ health care benefits include medical coverage for individuals and families, free preventative care screenings, low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, as well as $15 or less copays for generic prescriptions. Sanderson Farms pays 75 percent of the cost of employee health premiums and the employee pays the remaining 25 percent as their premium.
Sanderson Farms’ benefits package also includes 401(k) and 401(k) ROTH plans, as well as an employee stock ownership plan. Employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plans after 90 days of employment. After the first year of employment, contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company on the first three percent of pay, and 50 cents on the dollar for the next two percent of pay.
In addition to eight paid holidays, employees are eligible to earn up to 20 days of paid vacation time based on employee tenure. Sanderson Farms employees are also eligible for continuing education programs such as tuition reimbursement, including high school equivalency exams, after only one year of employment with the company.
Anyone interested in learning more about the career opportunities available with Sanderson Farms’ Palestine, Texas poultry processing facility are encouraged to attend the hiring event at Goodwill’s Athens facility, located at 1706 North Palestine Street on Tuesday, July 20, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. For more information about Sanderson Farms, please visit their website at www.sandersonfarms.com/careers.
Sanderson Farms, Inc.:
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 17,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 17 different communities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that they do. Not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.
Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc.:
Goodwill Industries of East Texas is committed to serving the East Texas area by operating two stores in Tyler, and locations in Athens, Canton, Carthage, Center, Gladewater, Henderson, Kilgore, Longview, Mabank, Marshall, Mineola, Palestine and Whitehouse. Goodwill uses the revenue from these stores to provide training and community employment.