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146 jobs to be lost as Heinz closes tomato sauce factory

From The Age:

HEINZ is set to close its tomato sauce factory in northern Victoria on Friday with the loss of 146 jobs.

After the last of the Girgarre factory’s stock is sold from store shelves, there will be no more Heinz tomato sauce or ketchup made in Australia. Heinz is shifting production to New Zealand.

Ms Ramsden said staff were given outplacement support including financial counselling, resumeĀ“ writing refreshers, redundancy deals, and 10 staff were awarded $10,000 scholarships at Goulburn Ovens TAFE to attain qualifications in fields such as nursing, teaching, aged care and childcare services.

The company was also donating nine hectares of land to the Girgarre Development Committee to be used for community purposes, including expanding the farmers’ market and for affordable housing projects, Ms Ramsden said.

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