2 Sisters launches coronavirus recruitment campaign

By Gwen Ridler

- Last updated on GMT

2 Sisters ramps up recruitment in response to the coronavirus
2 Sisters ramps up recruitment in response to the coronavirus

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Poultry processing giant 2 Sisters Food Group has launched recruitment campaigns at multiple sites across its business, as it copes with “unprecedented levels of demand for food”.

The manufacturer is offering roles at sites across the country – including Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and Cullompton, Devon – in packaging, dispatch and preparation.  

This wave of recruitment followed reports that food manufacturers have had to boost production by 50%​ to cope with consumers panic-buying during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Critical sector’

A 2 Sisters spokesman said: “The Government has rightly classified our colleagues in a critical sector and we are currently working in extremely challenging conditions to fulfil orders at the same time as keeping everyone safe.

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“The business is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for food across its division – poultry, meals solutions and bakery – so we are very keen to help those who may be out of work as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Applicants can be interviewed very quickly and, hopefully, we can accommodate as many people as possible. We will do all we can to help those whose livelihoods have been affected by this crisis.”

A number of businesses in the food and drink industry have stepped up their recruitment efforts in a bid to weather the impact of the coronavirus.

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Noble Foods said the company was looking to recruit to cover any potential staff illnesses and drivers​, in order to build a bank of cover staff should any of the existing team become unwell and unable to work.

Meanwhile, up to 50 jobs could be created at Fox’s Biscuits’ Kirkham, Lancashire site​ as a result of a transition to 24/7 production at the factory.

The biscuit maker is to launch a consultation with employees at the site over the proposed change to operating times, which would see workers move to 12-hour shifts on a four days on, four days off rota.

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Posted by Gareth,

Can anyone explain why persons who are Vulnerable, or trying to keep those that are Shielded from harm, are not being furloughed in this rush to make money out of the crisis? People may die as a result of this

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