Wholesale Baking Industry Ready to Hire Thousands of Employees

The wholesale baking industry is working diligently to ensure a safe and abundant food supply for Americans during the unprecedented event of the COVID-19 outbreak. The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) member companies are working hard to produce and distribute baked goods and are looking to hire more than 3,300 permanent and temporary employees today.

“The approximately 45.5 million people working throughout the food and beverage industry are the unsung heroes who deserve to be celebrated,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President & CEO. “They are working tirelessly and safely, today and always, to feed the country and the world. We cannot thank them enough.”

The U.S. government has declared the food and agriculture sector as a critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 outbreak, as it provides essential services that underpin American society. As such, employees are expected to keep a normal work schedule to meet the needs of American families. ABA members are dedicated to providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace, while they work to ensure the food supply of the country.

Results from a survey of the ABA membership found that baking companies are seeking to employ a variety of both hourly and salaried positions across the country including maintenance mechanics, drivers, production line operators, production supervisors, quality assurance technicians, route sales professionals, and general labor. ABA members have over 700 temporary positions and over 2,600 permanent positions available across the U.S.

“The wholesale baking industry can provide relief for those individuals who now are missing a paycheck, we are proud to offer a safe work environment in an industry that is supporting American families during these uncertain times,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President & CEO. 

For employment opportunities, a list of the wholesale baking companies who are hiring per the ABA survey is below, organized by state/territory where positions are available along with the human resources contact.

If you are an ABA member company with jobs available and would like to be included on this list of baking industry employers, please complete this survey.

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Nationwide 

Bimbo Bakeries USA 

Jacqueline Chaffee, Head, Talent

Flowers Foods 

Julie Anna Helms, Talent Management Specialist

Hearthside Food Solutions  

Shannon Olson, Director of Recruitment

Schmidt Baking (positions from New England to North Carolina)  

Sharon Wilson, Director of Human Resources  

Arkansas 

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Company 

Kevin Herman, Director, Human Resources

California

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Colorado  

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

Canyon Bakehouse 

Melissa Hughes, Assistant Human Resources Business Partner

Mile Hi Companies 

Don Rubright, HR Director

Connecticut 

Gold Medal Bakery  

Sheila Finelli, Director of HR

Georgia 

Benson’s Bakery  

George Crawford, Senior Director, Human Resources 

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.  

Maria Herrera, Senior Recruiter

The Bakery Cos. 

Cindy Ashe, Corporate HR Coordinator

Turano Baking Co.  

Sam Blasi, Director of Human Resources  

Idaho 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Illinois 

Aunt Millie’s  

George Long, VP, Human Resources

Clyde’s Donuts 

Tammy Spialek, Vice President of Human Resources

Gold Standard Baking Inc.  

Jeffrey Dearduff, President & CEO 

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.  

Maria Herrera, Senior Recruiter

Nation Pizza and Foods 

Lori Bruner, Director of Human Resources

Schulze and Burch Biscuit Company 

Kevin Herman, Director, Human Resources

Turano Baking Co.  

Sam Blasi, Director of Human Resources  

Indiana  

Aunt Millie’s  

George Long, VP, Human Resources

Lewis Bakeries

Sydney Martin, AVP, HR

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

Kansas 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

Tippin’s Pies

Debbie Goodin, HR/Recruitment

Maryland 

Northeast Foods 

Jennifer Stiles, HR Director

Massachusetts  

Gold Medal Bakery  

Sheila Finelli, Director of HR

Michigan 

Aunt Millie’s  

George Long, VP, Human Resources

Minnesota 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

Missouri 

Darlington Manufacturing  

Valerie Ziegler, Executive Assistant

Montana

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Nevada 

Turano Baking Co.  

Sam Blasi, Director of Human Resources

New Hampshire  

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

New Jersey 

Amoroso’s Baking Company & 151 Foods LLC 

Scott Drummond, HR Manager 

Northeast Foods 

Jennifer Stiles, HR Director

New York 

Creative Food Ingredients 

Erika Tones, HR Administrator

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

North Carolina 

Mother Murphy’s Laboratories  

Melissa Rumbley, HR Director

North Dakota 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

Ohio  

Aunt Millie’s  

George Long, VP, Human Resources

Orlando Baking Company 

Dan Holan, Chief Administration Officer / HR

Schwebel’s Baking Company  

Tim Kelley, Director of Human Resources

Oklahoma 

The Bama Companies 

Kate Paciga, Staffing Supervisor

Oregon

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Pennsylvania  

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

Puerto Rico  

Pan Pepín, Inc. 

Elena Vidal, Director Human Resources

South Carolina  

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

South Dakota 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

Tennessee 

Lewis Bakeries

Sydney Martin, AVP, HR

The Bakery Cos. 

Cindy Ashe, Corporate HR Coordinator

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

Texas 

AbiMar Foods Inc.  

Luis F. Velasquez, Director of Operations 

Utah

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Virginia 

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition

Washington 

Baker Boy 

Amber Beld, HR Manager

United States Bakery

Michelle Rose, HR Director

Weston Foods 

John Trenholme, Director, Talent Acquisition