Sophonie Masumbuko is originally from Congo. He moved to the country in 1996 from Tanzania and lived in Congo as a refugee for 14 years. Due a civil war and international military conflict that was happening at the time, he and his family no longer had a place to live. So when immigration offered them the opportunity to move to the United States, they accepted.
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.
Angie Smith is a tech for the Physical Health and Safety Department at our JBS Pork facility in Ottumwa, Iowa. She started at JBS USA 32 years ago, following her family heritage in the meatpacking industry. Her grandfather and her father both worked at the same facility for years. In addition to Angie, her brother has been with the company for 35 years and her son has been with the pork facility for five years.
Alma Valverde arrived in the U.S. in 1984. After working through various jobs for many years, she landed at JBS in 1996 as an hourly production worker in Fabrication. Here, Alma found not only the opportunity to provide for her children, but she also found a place to grow and thrive. She found a second family.