Coronavirus crisis creates jobs at pig farms and pork factories

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Pig farms are finding ways to cope with erratic demand and pork producers are recruiting for temporary jobs in a bid to keep this key Norfolk food sector functioning during the coronavirus crisis.

Major pig producers and processors looking for people include Cranswick, which says it aims to recruit out-of-work hospitality workers for temporary food service positions in Norfolk to “help us keep food supplies moving”, and Tulip, which is preparing to create temporary jobs at all its UK sites including King’s Lynn.

Tulip says it is “taking all the necessary steps to maintain its supply chain in order to continue delivering food to the nation”, with temporary job opportunities for production operatives and other key roles to provide cover when necessary.

Rachel Baldwin, vice president for human resources, said: “Tulip is looking to ensure we have enough people in place to keep our manufacturing sites operating as and when people take time out of work to care for themselves and their loved ones. If you are flexible, have a positive attitude and ready to contribute to keeping food on people’s plates, we would like to hear from you.”


by Chris Hill

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