HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, Philippines

Jollibee to open new poultry plant this year

Jollibee Foods Corp. expects to employ 1,000 workers once its new P867 million poultry plant in Batangas becomes operational.

According to Manila Times, the new plant located at Sto. Tomas, Batangas will be operated by Cargill Joy Meats Production Inc., a joint venture between JFC and Cargill Philippines Inc., to supply the fast food chain with “world-class chicken products.”

The Batangas facility that has started construction in the fourth quarter of 2016 will supply the fast food chain with dressed and marinated chicken to meet the growing demands of consumers.

“The partner with Cargill is to explore ways to further improve on our existing world-class chicken products,” JFC founder and chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said.

“The plant, which is expected to begin operations in the last quarter of 2017, will create 1,000 new full-time jobs and develop new opportunities for the farming community in Batangas and nearby provinces as local poultry farmers are contracted to grow chicken to supply the requirements of the chicken processing plant. This partnership will meaningfully benefit our customers, our operations, as well as the overall Philippine food industry,” he added.

Cargill holds a 70 percent stake in the joint venture and JFC 30 percent.

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