New jobs at Broadford factory hit the sweet spot

07 August 2018

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan officially pushed the button to start a third shift at Broadford’s Nestle factory last night.

Ms Ryan joined factory manager Vince Giovanniello and workers at Nestle at 11pm to celebrate the creation of 15 new roles.

“From now on, the factory will run 24 hours a day which is sweet news for Broadford,” Ms Ryan said.

“Nestle’s decision to extend the Broadford factory from two to three shifts has boosted employment, with 15 new jobs. 

Ms Ryan toured the factory some months ago, to learn about the process of making jellybeans, strawberries and cream, chicos and snakes.

“Anyone who knows me, knows that I live for lollies. I love knowing that when I buy a packet of Allens lollies, I’m also supporting local jobs,” Ms Ryan said.

“Broadford produces 240 million snakes a year. If you lined them up it would be 36,000 kilometres long, enough to wrap around the moon three times.

“They also produce enough Allen’s Party Mix to fill an Olympic size swimming pool each year and the equivalent weight of four full grown African elephants in raspberries.

“As Broadford’s population grows, so too does the demand for employment.

“Adding an extra shift to run 24 hours helps meet some of this demand.”

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