The boss of a Perthshire poultry factory has made a public plea for new staff, as the coronavirus outbreak puts “unprecedented demand” on production.
Ronald Kers, chief executive of the 2 Sisters Food Group has made a direct appeal to Tayside jobseekers to support his plant at Coupar Angus. He said he is keen to speak to people who were put out of work following the sudden shutdown of much of the area’s hospitality and leisure sector.
He said a variety of roles were available at the George Street factory.
“2 Sisters’ job is literally to feed the nation,” he said. “Getting food to people has never been so important. As we come together as a country to fight the coronavirus, we need everybody’s help to keep our factories running.”
Mr Kers, former global CEO of Muller, said the factory was facing a “doubly-difficult” challenge with increase demand, while existing staff go into self-isolation.
“This has brought about an urgent need for vacancies, both permanent and temporary roles,” he said. “We have seen this across food and retail. We are hopeful that given the devastating effect this current crisis has had on certain sectors, we can reach out to these people and persuade them that a career in the food industry can be both fulfilling and enjoyable.”
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