JBS to take former Churchill meat workers

Posted by AMPC Blogger on Oct 24, 2017

Following the closure of the Churchill beef abattoir near Ipswich and with two other nearby meat processing facilities facing closure, the Queensland Government will provide up to $1.2 million for use in retraining workers via the Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

Last week, JBS announced it has the capacity to immediately hire more than 200 workers, and may be able to employ up to 400 people depending on staff turnover and kill rates. JBS chief executive officer Brent Eastwood said there would always be employment opportunities for skilled meat workers keen to work within the JBS business, which employs more than 3,000 local people.

He said those in need of upskilling would be given training, which will be funded by the State Government.

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