Sealord makes 150 workers redundant
Thursday, October 02, 2014, 03:10 (GMT + 9)
A higher number of jobs than previously thought are under threat from Sealord's decision to downsize its Nelson processing plant and supporting offices but the firm claims the process workers will likely all get new jobs quickly.
The number of jobs affected by this proposed restructure has risen to 150, but the company says this makes up just a small part of its workforce, The Nelson Mail informed.
Company spokeswoman Alison Sykora stressed the 97 job cuts originally announced affected permanent staff, while the 53 contractors that will be affected had been employed on a casual basis, 3News informed.
Furthermore, Sealord fishing general manager Doug Paulin remarked that Advanced Personnel Services (APS) could also offer work to the wetfish factory staff directly employed by Sealord.
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