The 2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed that it will close its poultry processing plant in Llangefni on Friday 31 March.
As of 1 April, it is estimated that only some 20-25 of the current 730 strong workforce will employed on-site.
A joint statement from the 2 Sisters Food Group and Unite the Union has been released.
Anglesey Council leader, Councillor Llinos Medi, said, “This is devastating news for the workforce and their families. Our priority now will be to support them as much as possible and ensure that all 2 Sisters task force partners continue to work together on their behalf.”
“We must also focus on the long-term future of the site and the impact losing more than 700 jobs will have on the future of the island and regional economy.”
The 2 Sisters Food Group announced in January that its poultry processing plant in Llangefni was no longer sustainable and that it planned to close.
The Welsh Government, in collaboration with the UK Government and Isle of Anglesey County Council, immediately established a task force to offer full support to affected employees and the wider community.
This included establishing an employment support hub at the Bryn Cefni Business Centre in the town, involving a number of organisations including Working Wales, Citizens Advice and Job Centre Plus.
Anglesey Council’s chief executive, Dylan J. Williams, added, “Our priorities now must be finding new jobs for the 2 Sisters employees and their long-term welfare, securing a viable future for the site and safeguarding our island’s economy. A continuing commitment to collaborate from both Welsh and UK governments and our partner organisations remains vital.”
Ends 9 March 2023