Prior to the American Revolution, early American Indian settlers in eastern Pennsylvania traveled extensively between the Delaware, the Lehigh and the Susquehanna Rivers. The trail they used was known as “Warrior’s Path.” It ran through the Great Hazel Swamp, named for its abundance of hazel bushes, which became the location of the present-day city of Hazleton. Hazleton became Hazleton when a clerk drawing up the original document accidently transposed the letters!
The city of Hazleton is now the hub of a thriving Greater Hazleton area. It represents a total population in excess of 80,000 people residing in sixteen communities. Greater Hazleton offers a diversified economy, a clean, safe environment and numerous opportunities for residents and visitors.
Cargill and Hazleton
Cargill is one of the largest employers in the Hazleton area, proudly employing approximately 600 people. We produce ground beef, whole muscle beef (steaks, roasts, etc.) and pork products that are sold at grocery stores across the U.S. Our generous employees contribute to many charitable organizations throughout the community including the United Way of Greater Hazleton, where we were the top contributor for employee donations three years in a row. In addition to the United Way, our employees have supported the Hazleton Animal Shelter, the Hazleton Public Library, the Hazleton Integration Project, the Hazleton Blind Association and many other churches and charitable organizations. Cargill employees enjoy Cargill-sponsored events such as picnics, holiday events and benefit meals. Through these efforts, Cargill has made a positive impact on the Hazleton community and strives to be the employer of choice for the area.
Join our team
Our typical job openings in Hazleton may include the following:
(Please note, this is just a list of typical openings. See below for current openings.)
- Production/distribution positions – starting at $14.05 per hour and up to $16.05 per hour
- Maintenance Technicians – starting at $16.55 per hour and up to $28.05 per hour
- Supervisory roles: Refer to www.cargill.com/careers for current open positions and further information
For careers at the Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate facility in Hazleton, visit: www.cargill.com/careers