At Hormel Foods, our employees are the cornerstone of our company, and we recognize the importance and impact that they have across all areas of our business. That’s why we place great importance on the growth, development and engagement of our employees, which in turn, helps with retention.

More information about our employees, benefits, fair employment practices and employee engagement can be found on our corporate site.

Retiree Spotlight

Employees and retirees of the company spend countless hours volunteering and giving back to their communities each year.

We are proud to spotlight one of them in this year’s report: Leonard Youngman. Leonard is 104 years old and a retiree of Hormel Foods. He began working at the Austin (Minn.) Plant in 1942 and later became a salesperson. He retired in 1973.

Leonard still volunteers at Essentia Health Virginia Clinic in Virginia, Minn. In fact, over the years he has volunteered more than 16,000 hours there. He says he began helping out while his wife was there, and has continued to do so ever since.

To view the “Making a Difference: Leonard Youngman” news clip, click here.