Thomas Foods will target skilled workers who can find their own housing
Murray Bridge's biggest employer will take a conventional approach to rebuilding its workforce despite the competitive jobs market, Sam Jones says.
Thomas Foods International’s new Murray Bridge abattoir will be one of the most advanced in the world, filled with the latest automated technology.
But the company will take a more conventional approach to recruiting a workforce in the coming months, one of its executives has suggested.
Unlike another big local employer, TFI would not offer any pre-employment training to give locals a leg-up on jobs, plant manager Sam Jones said at a business breakfast last Wednesday.
“The target at the start will be to get some skilled people in,” he said.
“Hopefully we can get some of our old employees back to fill some of those roles to start with.
“As … we start to ramp our numbers up, then we’ll look at what we can do around filling those labouring roles and up-skilling external people.”
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