Tyson to Hire 400 for Illinois Plant Expansion

Tyson to Hire 400 for Illinois Plant Expansion
A rendering of the expanded Tyson Foods plant in Caseyville, Illinois (Tyson Foods)

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced plans to hire 400 workers at its prepared foods plant in Caseyville, Illinois, a facility that's undergoing a $180 million expansion.

The publicly traded meat company said the hires will come amid rising demand for its Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean grab-and-go snacking and breakfast items. The plant's total workforce will grow to around 700. New hires will be in maintenance, food safety and quality assurance, warehousing, production, and management, the company said in a news release.

About 250 new hires are expected to start work across four new production lines by September. Tyson said the remainder should start across three new production lines by the project’s completion.

The project officially broke ground in August and is expected to be completed in late 2024. It will add 270,000 SF and increase automated warehousing and robotics.