To help job seekers get started on a successful career in the pork industry, the Pork Checkoff has created new Web tools designed to help potential employees better understand the skills, knowledge and experience required.

“It's important to recruit good employees for our industry, and pork producers have requested new resources to help meet this goal,” reports Stacy Revels, a project coordinator for the National Pork Board.

In response to producers' requests, the Pork Checkoff recently launched the Careers in Pork Production site on Pork.org at www.pork.org/Careers/.

The site, which includes links in the “Resources” tab for job postings, also includes an organizational chart to provide an overview of the vast array of the available jobs in pork production. These include production-managers, human resources, accounting, environment, logistics, nutrition, marketing/communications and purchasing/facilities.