Former Pinneys of Scotland staff offered government funded job support

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A jobs fair has been held to support staff facing lay offs at the Scottish former plant.

Young’s Seafood announced the closure of the Pinneys of Scotland plant in Annan in April with the loss of 450 jobs. The jobs fair was organised by the Scottish government’s PACE team and was attended by local employers with vacancies to fill according to the BBC.

The owners of Grimsby-based Young’s Seafood — which was, in part, being counted on to save the Scottish processor  — put the factory up for sale and to date, efforts to sell the factory have so far proved unsuccessful. If a buyer is not found, the iconic fish factory will close towards the end of 2018.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said it was a “great opportunity” for anyone in the area looking for work – and Pinneys staff in particular.

Pinneys were one of Annan’s largest employers.