Yourfoodjob.com provides free advertising for UK food manufacturers
Covid-19 has placed UK food manufacturers under unprecedented strain and many companies now need to urgently find new staff almost overnight. To help these companies, Yourfoodjob.com, a leading job board niche to the food & drink manufacturing sector, has made its recruitment advertising services free of charge.
After consulting with affected businesses, it reportedly became clear that labour shortage in critical departments was going to present one of the biggest barriers to manufacturers meeting product demand. Yourfoodjob.com has therefore made the decision to provide free job postings for all urgent key-worker vacancies, as a small gesture to ensuring that producers can keep the nation fed.
Product demand during the pandemic has varied from sector to sector, however many of the nation’s largest companies now have a record numbers of vacancies, including the likes of Moy Park, 2 Sisters Food Group, PepsiCo, Tulip, Cranswick, Warburtons plus many more.
James Tyrrell, commercial manager at Yourfoodjob.com, explained: “Yourfoodjob.com is proud to be associated with the men and women who keep our shelves stocked and we wanted to try and help in any small way we can. We made the decision to open the platform up and provide free of charge access for all companies that urgently require staff to man the factory floor, pick fruit in the fields and deliver across the nation. We’re a small business and these are challenging times, however, if we can all work together and everyone does what little they can for the greater good, we’ll get through this and the sector and the nation can thrive once again.”
Yourfoodjob.com’s offer to help has received support from all corners of the sector, including various industry organisations. David Camp, CEO of the Association of Labour Providers (ALP), commented:
“Association of Labour Provider members are striving to support workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic to transfer to where work is needed, in order to keep the nation fed and supplied with essential goods. We appreciate Yourfoodjob.com’s support to help them achieve this.”