Hiring those who have served

Hormel Foods Corporate Office

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AUSTIN, MN — It is often a tough transition for those who have served in the military to come home and find a job, but some in our area are trying to make it easier.

Hormel Foods has been recognized by the Military Times EDGE magazine and made their Best for Vets Employers list.

The magazine surveyed more than 1,000 major companies and government contractors about their recruiting and hiring policies among others.

“It just makes sense, those skills that they learn are very transferable especially in our operations facility, we have a lot of maintenance engineers, production supervisors,” said Judy Callahan, recruiting manager for Hormel Foods.

Those at Hormel said they have been doing this for quite a while.

“We’ve really been hiring folks out of the military for years but more recently of course, we’ve expanded those efforts and we’ve utilized a variety of different sources to help us out in that,” Callahan said.

This is the first time that Hormel has been recognized by the Military Times. They join more than 50 other companies who made the list.

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