JBS, the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in protein, will invest R$ 1.7 billion in seven plants in Rio Grande do Sul. The investments will occur between 2021 and 2023 and include expansion and improvements to its factories in the following cities: Bom Retiro do Sul, Caxias do Sul, Nova Bassano, Passo Fundo, Santa Cruz do Sul, Seberi and Trindade do Sul. By 2023, the Company should create 2,700 new jobs in the gaucho state where it already employs 18,000 people that work at production units and battery farms in 25 cities. In 2020 alone, the Company hired 1,700 people in the region.
In Rio Grande do Sul, the JBS operations also engage with a network of 2,800 integrated producers that provide the Company with raw materials and are the economic engine of the regions surrounding its plants.
Also in the south of Brazil, the Company will invest R$ 1,85 billion in Rolândia, in the state of Paraná, by 2025, and expects to create around 2,600 new direct jobs. The plans include the construction of a new prepared foods plant, as well as the modernization and expansion of the poultry factory already operating.
The Rolândia facility currently has 3,700 direct Team Members, besides the partnership with 390 integrated producers. Following the expansion, a further 150 producers will be added to the local value chain. In Paraná alone, JBS employs over 14,000 people, and also has a network of more than 2,000 integrated producers.