Goya Foods Jobs & Careers
Goya Foods Company Information
Goya Foods Overview
Founded in 1936 in New York City by Spanish immigrants, Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Caroline, Goya Foods is now the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. The company started primarily as an oil importer, but quickly grew to expand to a Latin food empire specializing in Spanish, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican and Caribbean cuisine. Products include beverages, frozen foods, canned foods and condiments, all modeled under the slogan, "If it's Goya, it has to be good".
Goya Foods operates in three countries, including a 220,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico, a 100,000 square foot distribution center in the Dominican Republic, and several other distribution centers throughout the United States, including a brand new 500,000 square foot building in Jersey City, New Jersey. The headquarters is in Secaucus, New Jersey. Through these various manufacturing and distribution channels, Goya produces over 2,200 products with the help of over 4,000 employees, and has sales of over $1 billion a year. Forbes lists Goya Foods as the 355th largest private company in the United States.
In recent years, the company's growth strategy included adding more product lines to meet the needs of consumers, primarily through organic and gluten-free foods. The company also expanded into the online marketplace by providing free recipes on it's website, producing social media content and apps, and promoting online sales via the Goya eStore, which ships products directly to the purchaser. In 2011, President Obama and the First Lady praised the company for it's "MyPlate" initiative, which encourages Americans to eat healthy.
Goya Foods Job Opportunities
Due to the vast reach and magnitude of operations, job opportunities with Goya Foods are numerous. In March 2014, the company announced that it will invest $250 million into four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, that will greatly increase employment. Depending on what job you're looking for, you can find many Goya Foods jobs throughout the country.