A Noble Foods egg factory could close, putting more than 100 jobs at risk

More than 100 jobs could be lost as the egg producer looks to close its Oxfordshire factory. Noble Foods, which has a base in Standlake, near Witney, began negotiations with 128 staff over the closure of the factory this week. That will last until October 10. A spokesman said the company had “reduced” work there because of changes in the egg industry.

They said some workers could move to other factories across the country. It has other egg-packing plants in North Scarle, Lincolnshire, in Cannock, Staffordshire, and in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

Our operations at the Standlake packing and logistics center have been reduced, as the egg industry moves away from colony egg production and the agricultural industry suffers widespread disruption due to inflation – which cuts into every corner of our business,” a Noble Foods spokesman said.

A Noble Foods egg factory could close, putting more than 100 jobs at risk

They said the company “needs to change, rationalize and unfortunately make very difficult and significant changes to our structure, including the closure of the Standlake site.”

This is not a painless decision and our focus is with our colleagues. They have full assurance that the business will do everything possible to help them, including severance packages, direct support with new jobs at other Noble Foods sites or with new employers , and provide references,” the spokesperson added.

 

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