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Annual Team Gathering

JBS USA Live Pork

In 2018, more than 100 leaders and managers across the JBS USA Live Pork team gathered in northern Colorado for their annual meeting to review current business performance and learn more about the pork industry and market. Engaging business updates were provided during the event to help expand the team’s knowledge of both the company’s…

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Australian Rural Leadership

Caroona, NSW, Feedlot

In 2018, the JBS Australia Caroona feedlot’s Feeding Supervisor, Nicole Radcliffe, graduated from the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s TRAIL (Training Rural Australians In Leadership) program. Throughout the course, Nicole learned how to step back and review the structure of how things are done and decide how things can be done better. Feedlot Manager Richard Nicholls…

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Packinghouse 101


Several times a year, the JBS USA Beef team hosts Packinghouse 101, a three-day conference where facility-based managers, supervisors and leaders come together to develop “hard skills” related to the packinghouse business. During the program, participants are immersed in the complete packinghouse business (Buy-Make-Sell), develop a keen understanding of the JBS Mission, Values and Beliefs…

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FLS Program

JBS Food Canada

JBS Food Canada first partnered with MHC in 2017 to develop the Foundation Leadership Skills course, specifically tailored to Brooks supervisors, focused on developing leadership skills such as personal growth, team building and organizational management to build stronger leaders. In July 2018, 16 team members graduated from the program, having learned new techniques on how…

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TQM Program

JBS Food Canada

In 2018, JBS Food Canada partnered with Medicine Hat College (MHC) to launch a new development program, Total Quality Management (TQM), giving team members the opportunity to build their leadership skills while influencing business operations. Divided into four levels, the program gives accepted team members the chance to work their way up from beginner to…

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2017 Joint Poultry Industry Safety Awards

Pilgrim's USA

Each year, the Joint Poultry Safety & Health Council sponsors the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Program for National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) members. The program seeks to motivate employers to continuously improve their safety performance through the establishment of sound safety and health programs…

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Apartment Crew

Cactus, TX, Beef Production Facility

After JBS Cactus Beef Plant lost a good portion of its work force in 2007, there was a huge need to recruit people to keep the Cactus facility running. The recruiting teams traveled all over the United States, hiring team members to keep the facility staffed, but as soon as the new team members arrived,…

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Large Employer of the Year Award

Bordertown, SA, Small Stock Processing Facility

In May 2018, JBS Australia Bordertown was nominated as a top three finalist for the South Australia Training Awards’ Large Employer of the Year Award out of 40 total category entries. Hosted by the Training and Skills Commission, the South Australia Training Awards are the state’s peak accolades for vocational education and training, recognizing quality,…

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Employer of Excellence Award

Waco, TX, Prepared Foods Facility

In January 2019, the Pilgrim’s Waco team was awarded by the Workforce Solutions Heart of Texas as Employer of Excellence for McLennan County. The Waco facility strives to be the employer of choice in their community and stay true to Pilgrim’s vision of becoming the best and most respected company in the industry, creating the…

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