Pork Farms to slash workforce at Shaftesbury

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Pork Farms to slash workforce at Shaftesbury
Pork Farms may slash half of the workforce at its Shaftesbury site in Dorset, following the withdrawal of business by a major customer.A spokeswoman...

Pork Farms may slash half of the workforce at its Shaftesbury site in Dorset, following the withdrawal of business by a major customer.

A spokeswoman said that Pork Farms has, as a result, taken the decision to reduce its workforce in line with the anticipated reduction in sales. The move could affect around 80 jobs at the 155-strong site, although at this stage Pork Farms is unsure exactly how many jobs will go.

“Every effort will be made to support our employees through this time and we will offer outplacement support in finding new employment and training opportunities for those affected,” said the spokeswoman. She added that Pork Farms remains active in pursuing new business opportunities.
The news comes just two months after Pork Farms slashed around 80 jobs​ at its Queens Drive site in Nottingham, after it completed the commissioning of a £11M investment into automation at Queens Drive.
Pork Farms, which is owned by private equity firm Vision Capital, produces pork pies, pastries and scotch eggs.

Related topics: Meat, poultry & seafood

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