At Hormel Foods, our people are the driving force behind our innovation, improvement and success. We consider the tenure of our employees an important indicator of our overall success. We’re proud of our employee tenure numbers, because they tell us that Hormel Foods is not only a great place to work, but also a corporation that offers professional opportunities and challenges for employees to grow. In 2012 our turnover rate for all employees was 8.8 percent. Also, we are honored to report that 66 percent of our employees had five or more years of service, and our 33-person officer team has an average of 25 years of service.
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Hormel Foods employees by job type (percentage)
About 28 percent of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. We adhere to the National Labor Relations Act and respect the right of employees to choose whether or not they want to organize a collective bargaining unit. There are no operations in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk.
Hormel Foods employs an independent third-party analysis to statistically review pay information by gender, minority and age to ensure nondiscriminatory pay practices, of which none were found.