Blanca Moncayo is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. She immigrated to the United States in 2003 and joined our Fed Beef facility in Cactus, Texas, in 2009. She started in B-Shift Quality Assurance in ground beef and trim. She enjoyed the work but was looking for a bit more work-life balance.
“I started to look into other positions on A-shift so I could spend time with my daughter,” she said. She was offered a position in ground beef and, from there, worked her way up to become the Superintendent for all Value Added areas.
Moncayo’s commitment and hard work resulted in a Prime Cut Award – a recognition given to Fed Beef team members who exemplify one or more of the JBS USA values. “I was recognized in October 2020 for my humility and availability in helping other team members,” she said.
Moncayo recently became an American citizen through the Cactus facility’s American Dream Program, which helps team members to get their citizenships and loans to buy their homes. “When I first came here, I didn’t speak English at all,” Moncayo said. “The company offers different classes that team members can take, and they helped me with my language skills and also computer skills. They help us a lot.”
Working for JBS USA helped Moncayo to achieve more than she once could have imagined for herself. Besides becoming an American citizen, she was able to buy her house and a car. “When I immigrated to the United States, I had nothing. I’ve improved my life.”