A shortage of about 1,000 meat cutters and other staff is preventing companies from operating at full capacity or increasing exports.
Company is facing a chronic shortage of employees exacerbated by restrictions placed on the temporary foreign worker program.
Cuts come as the company nears the end of a massive restructuring plan.
Investment Canada declares it a net benefit, deal closes May 23.
Worker lost some fingers clearing a blockage while the blade continued to turn.
Food processor looking for costs savings as part of a seven year manufacturing plan.
120 jobs will be lost in New Brunswick and Alberta.
Proceeds from the sale, expected to close by the end of December, will be used to pay down debt.
Officials break ground for Canada’s largest bakery in Hamilton. (L-R): Rory McAlpine, vice-president of government affairs, Maple Leaf Foods; Richard Koroscil, president, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Fred Eisenberger; Barry McLean, president, Canada Bread Fresh Bakery; David Sweet, MP Hamilton…