Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Over 280 jobs on the line as closure of Young’s Seafood factory proposed

Over 280 jobs are on the line following the proposed closure of a Young’s Seafood factory in Grimsby.

Plans have been unveiled to halt production at the site on Marsden Road, with an October date mooted, and move what remains to another Grimsby factory and a Scottish site.

Owner of Young’s, Sofina Foods Europe, said the factory was “no longer financially sustainable,” according to BBC reports, with a spokesperson saying 285 roles could be lost.

The company said the decision does not reflect on the teams who work there, noting that “they are a credit to the company.”

Staff and unions are set to be consulted before a formal decision on the closure.

Sofina said some new roles would be created at a site on Grimsby’s Humberstone Road and in Scotland at Fraserburgh.

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