The plant’s return to operation is supported by a £ 15million investment, which will see cutting-edge food manufacturing technology and equipment brought to the Bromborough site as it seeks to become a hub of excellence for making fresh pork in the UK.
The announcement comes at a time when jobs are badly needed in Merseyside.
In March, unemployment in Merseyside was 4.3%, as measured by the number of beneficiaries.
But by May that figure had risen to 8% and June figures, the most recent available, showed 7.8% of Merseyside’s working-age population were unemployed.
The number of unemployed has not been so high in Merseyside in decades, despite the government’s leave program which is expected to end in October.
Andrew Cracknell, Managing Director of Tulip, said: “The reopening of our Bromborough site, which comes with significant capital investment and job creation, is great news for our company, the local community and our people. clients.”
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The firm said operations will initially focus on producing more welfare-friendly fresh, Red Tractor and EU pork for retail customers, with opportunities for further growth and expansion going forward.
Julian Weeks, the new site manager for the Tulip base in Bromborough, said: “We are looking for smart, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals to join our team, to support initial production volumes with operations starting in August.”