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Employment and wages in selected areas of
high-concentration of slaughterers, meat packers
United States, national

Employment
Location quotient

Fresno, CA
Employment
Employment/thousand jobs
Location quotient
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage

1,400
3.99
6.94
$13.00
$27,010

80,780
1.00

Fayetteville-SpringdaleRogers, AR-MO
Employment
Employment/thousand jobs
Location quotient
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage

680
2.92
5.07
$11.89
$24,730

Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage

$13.00
$27,040

Salisbury, MD-DE
Gainesville, GA
Employment
Employment/thousand jobs
Location quotient
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage

440
5.42
9.42
$12.23
$25,450

Employment
Employment/thousand jobs
Location quotient
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage

390
2.53
4.40
$11.59
$24,110

Note: Location quotient is ratio of area's conetration of occupational employment to the national average concentration.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

Pay, benefits and working conditions are all factors that have an impact on employees'
decisions and loyalty.
It is important to appeal to
potential employees as a family
oriented business and someone
they should want to work for.
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have fewer people to choose from, Stroud explained. "I'd
even take it one step further and say not only do you have
fewer people to choose from but in some places you have
people that just don't want to work because they have employee insurance and government benefits," he said.
This creates competition within the industry to find
valuable employees. The shortage results in an increase
in turnover, lower productivity due to constant training,
increased workers compensation due to new hire injuries, and potentially other issues, Stroud explained.

Internet - changing the game
in recruiting and retention
With modern technology making the internet readily available to people at almost all times, companies
need to be aware of what is being said about them online. With or without money, people find a way to have
phones, Stroud explained. "Ninety-one percent of U.S.
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citizens have a mobile device with them 24/7," he said
quoting Morgan Stanley with HubSpot.
It is important to appeal to potential employees as
a family oriented business and someone they should
want to work for. "What good are you doing if you lose
employees out the back door as fast as you bring them
in the front door," Stroud said.
"One poultry plant recently reported 50 percent of
new hires came through website applications," Stroud
said.  Connecting online before the potential employee
makes the trip to the plant starts the relationship between the applicant and employer and may even speed
up the hiring process.

Internet results
In a survey conducted at the Marietta, Georgia, location
of Tip Top Poultry they had 1,130 job search responses online. Those responses resulted in 373 online applicants. Of
those 373 applications only 208 of them represented valuable potential candidates. Only 93 of the 208 accepted the
opportunity to interview with the company and spend time
job shadowing. There were 58 people that showed up for
that opportunity and of those 58 only 29 were hired.
"We are trying to reach them [potential candidates]

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PoultryUSA - October 2017

PoultryUSA - October 2017
Contents
A new beginning for the editor
Poultry industry riding wave of optimism
Whole genome sequencing essential tool for food safety
Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
Broiler welfare: Foodservice sector fi rst to make pledges
100th YEAR SERIES: A glimpse into the future of modern poultry production
Reducing woody breast: latest broiler nutritional research
Market Place
Ad Index
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