São Paulo, August 24th, 2017 – Seara Alimentos has announced its is investing R$ 4.5 million in its Uberaba unit in Minas Gerais. Of this amount, R$ 3 million will be allocated to renovation, modernization and installation of new equipment. Another R$ 1.5 million will be invested in employee training and development.
”The modernization program will expand the product mix and meet Brazilian consumers’ demands,” says Isauro Paludo, Seara Regional Operations Director. ”The program starts on October 2nd and will last 90 days; We are implementing the most modern and efficient processes the industry has to offer for poultry production in Brazil,” adds the executive.
During the renovation period, employees will be on furlough because “the construction works and installation of new equipment mean we need to shut down the unit,” explains Paludo. During the furlough, all employees will continue receiving their income and benefits retained; ”When employees return to work on January 2nd, 2018, they will find a much more modern and competitive unit”, adds the executive.
Interviews for the new job opening should begin in November and negotiations with City Hall are progressing on recruiting new staff through via the Municipal SINE system.
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