More than 100 new jobs at Sealord

Over 30 new jobs for Nelson were announced today by Sealord at a meeting with the Nelson City Council with over 100 new jobs in the group by May next year.

 Sealord announced a new night shift in its coated products factory to supply the Australian supermarket chain, Coles with an expanded range of Sealord products.

 In addition to the new land-based factory positions created with the expanded Coles range, Sealord is currently recruiting for 80 new positions for its new state-of-the art vessel due to arrive in Nelson next May.

 Sealord Chief Executive Steve Yung says Coles is adding eight new Sealord products, bringing the total range of Sealord products offered by Coles to 14.

 “This is exciting news for Sealord, and demonstrates the high level of confidence that one of Australia’s major supermarket chain has in our brand,” says Steve Yung.

 “Building that level of confidence in our brand is earned through consistent quality products, produced here in Nelson by our local workforce.

 “Thanks to all of our employees onshore and at sea for demonstrating that not only can we meet Coles’ requirements for high quality products, but that it arrives on time, in the quantities they need and is presented in an attractive and appealing range for their customers.

 “We create products that we’re proud of. Not only are they tasty, they are healthy. “

 Recruitment has begun for the new shift which is due to start by November.

 “By next May there will be over 100 new roles within Sealord,” Steve Yung says.

 Mayor Rachel Reese welcomed the news, noting that Sealord makes an important contribution to the local economy.

 “Sealord is one of the largest businesses in Nelson Tasman. Its continued investment in the future of its business and its people is very important to the region.

 “While its reach is global, when you visit Sealord at the Port there is no doubt Nelson is Sealord’s home.”



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