Hastings to get job boost with Nelson apple processing facility moving in

Hawke’s Bay is in for a potential big job boost as Cedenco Foods looks to move its apple processing plant to the region.

The plant, which is currently based in Nelson, employs 29 permanent workers and up to 100 seasonal staff at the factory, most of them Nelson locals, but at the end of the 2020 season the plant will be shut down and relocated to Hastings.

Cedenco Foods chief executive Joe Nelson said that at this point he could not confirm how many jobs will be available for Hawke’s Bay residents but that the current numbers in Nelson were a good indicator of what to potentially expect.


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today, for the full article click here – https://bit.ly/2TRSw5r