OK Foods to Increase Employee Pay

Over 2500 Employees to Receive Base Pay Raise

FORT SMITH, Ark. – (March 7, 2016) – OK Foods has increased the base pay rate for hourly production workers.  The raise took effect on Feb. 28, 2016, and will be realized in employee paychecks distributed on Friday, March 11.

“OK Foods is committed to investing in its employees,” said Christy Terry, Vice President of People Services at OK Foods.  “Our company cares about the dedicated men and women who work in our production facilities. They represent the very best of our brand.”

More than 2500 hourly production workers will receive an increase in pay.  While new pay rates will vary among positions and facilities, the new base pay rate for many of our entry-level production workers will be up to $10 per hour.  After one year of employment, every production worker’s earnings will exceed $10 per hour. OK Foods also implemented a pay structure that increases with years of service.

In addition to the raise, OK Foods will continue to provide a competitive benefits package to all employees. “We offer a great health plan. Employees can make selections to best fit their family’s healthcare needs; it’s not one-size-fits-all,” said Terry. “OK Foods also provides access to free health clinics for most of our employees and their families. The quality of care they receive through our health plan is a true value.”

“There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the OK Foods family,” said Terry. “This pay raise is a testament to the efforts of our incredible employees who work hard every day to provide quality chicken products that nourish the world.”