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Statement on Premier Foods announcement of planned closure of Knighton manufacturing facility

Posted on Thursday 19th January 2023
Philip White newsroom

Philip White

Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy and skills Philip White said:

This is devastating news for all concerned and with so many jobs at risk a real blow to local communities. The county council will work with partners including the borough council and DWP to ensure those affected have the support they need at this difficult time.

The partnership will contact the company to discuss next steps and set out the free support services available to those employees affected. These include our recently launched Staffordshire Jobs and Careers brokerage service, where our team of expert brokers will be on hand to match people with training and employment opportunities locally, of which there are many across the county.”

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