Morrisons to create 100 fish processing roles

By James Ridler contact

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Morrisons is to create 100 roles at its fish processing site in Grimsby
Morrisons is to create 100 roles at its fish processing site in Grimsby
Vertically integrated food retailer Morrisons is to create 100 new roles at its fish processing plant in Grimsby, less than a week after up to 400 jobs were put at risk at 2 Sisters-owned Five Star Fish.

Morrisons is to offer roles across its main filleting seafood site and its added-value operation, as it ramps up production is response to growing customer demand.

The retailer currently employs more than 500 staff across two sites at the Europarc business park, making it one of area’s biggest employers.

Range of skills

Morrisons planned to employ more staff with a wide range of skills in the manufacturing and distribution sides of the business and rely less on agency workers. A total of 650 staff will be employed across the two sites.

Head of seafood operations Rob Smith said: “Morrisons’ aim is to provide more and more seafood from our Grimsby site and as a result we need more talented food makers.

“With jobs at risk at other employers in Grimsby, we hope to provide more opportunities for people in the town.”

The jobs created by Morrisons could serve as a life-line for some of the 390 employees of Five Star Fish, whose roles were put at risk last week when owner 2 Sisters said it had entered into consultation at the “loss-making site”.

Life-line

The consultation with staff and customers, which included upmarket retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), will decide the future of the site and what means for them.

“It is important to emphasise that no final decisions have yet been made, as the consultation process has only just begun,” ​​added 2 Sisters.

Meanwhile, up to 450 jobs are at risk at Young’s Seafood’s Annan site​ in the south of Scotland, while it plans to create 200 jobs in Grimsby after winning three new contracts with retailer Marks & Spencer.

Related topics: Meat, poultry & seafood, People & Skills

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