Closing giant 🚫May 25, 2023
🇨🇦🐷 The Canadian company Olymel is closing a major pork processing plant in Quebec by the end of the year. That means they'll be laying off 994 workers… According to Olymel, the reasons for their choice are labor shortages, the instability of export markets, and strong inflation (not to mention that this particular plant has outdated equipment and is located in a region where it's especially tough to find employees).
The government of the province is being asked to closely examine the problems plaguing the industry as well as affecting its workers and consumers. To learn more about the current situation in Canada, read this.