With new Hot Pocket production line, Nestlé to add up to 70 new workers immediately

Hiring events on Jan. 5, 6, 12 & 13

JONESBORO—The Nestlé plant in Jonesboro will soon begin production of America’s favorite household brand, Hot Pockets®, and needs to hire up to 70 new employees for packaging operator and general labor positions.

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Wages for the new jobs are in the $16 – $21 hourly range, depending on position and shift, and employees also have quarterly bonus opportunities. Long considered to be a “gold standard” employer in terms of job perks, Nestlé’s benefits package includes paid time off (earn up to 6 weeks), 11 paid holidays, full health management benefits (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs) and 401k plan with matching contribution.

In addition, the company offers other local benefits including free prescription safety glasses, shoe allowance, gym membership discounts, referral bonuses and perfect attendance rewards, plus popular work/life benefits such as 18 weeks paid parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility treatment services and prescription drug coverage, pet adoption subsidy, paid bereavement leave and personal lifestyle spending accounts.

Emotional wellbeing benefits offered include Employee Assistance Program enrollment, as well as programs such as the Headspace app, Stretch Break videos, MyStrength tools and BetterHelp no-cost counseling services.


In order to rapidly ramp up for production of the new line, Nestlé is hosting four hiring events at the Hilton Garden Inn on Caraway Road in Jonesboro, beginning on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 5 & 6. Walk-in interviews will be conducted in the mornings from 8 – 10 am, and in the afternoon from 4 – 7 pm.

The next two hiring events will be conducted the following Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12 & 13 with the walk-in interview same hours. Company officials say the factory expansion will require at least 40 and possibly as many as 70 new employees to operate at full production.

Interviewees are automatically entered to win one of several participation prizes, such as a mini-fridge, gift cards or movie tickets. Prospective employees can apply in advance using the following links: Packing Operator (https://bit.ly/3FHcfKH) and General Laborer (https://bit.ly/3sLVWbU).

Call Nestlé at 1-877-636-8049 with any questions. Nestle is an equal employment and affirmative action employer, seeking diversity in qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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