The poultry processing giant launched a recruitment campaign in March as it coped with “unprecedented levels of demand for food”.
It has revealed that it still recruiting for around 200 roles – both temporary and permanent – at three chicken production sites. These include Scunthorpe, which is its largest site; Sandycroft in Deeside, Wales; and its added-value facility in Thetford.
The company is thought to have avoided the effects of the downturn in food-to-go, as it exited the category 18 months ago with the sale of Manton Wood. It sold the sandwich business to Samworth Brothers for undisclosed amount. The site produced a range of chilled sandwiches, wraps and rolls for retailers and was understood to be supplying a large proportion of Tesco’s own-label range.
Its continuing recruitment campaign comes as many food manufacturers are feeling the impact of the fall in food-to-go and the closure of the foodservice sector.
In March, 2 Sisters Food Group chief executive Ronald Kers launched an urgent appeal for new workers to help the manufacturer meet the unprecedented demand brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier this month, 2 Sisters Food Group’s parent company Boparan Holdings announced changes to its board of directors.
Boparan Restaurant Group, the restaurant company owned by the founder of 2 Sisters Food Group Ranjit Boparan, recently struck a deal to purchase Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s.
In May, 2 Sisters has revealed that a “small number” of workers across different departments had tested positive for COVID-19 at its meat factory site Willand in Cullompton, Devon.