Bakkavor set to employ 100 new staff at Lincolnshire factory

first_imgFresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor is set to hire 100 new members of staff at its factory in Bourne, Lincolnshire.The site is looking to fill vacancies in a range of roles including production operatives, team leaders and other skilled positions.The recruitment drive is part of a broader Bakkavor initiative across the country following the employment of an additional 1,000 people last year.The company said it was increasing capacity to meet higher demands from customers.Jonathan Zair, head of operations at Bakkavor business Bourne Prepared Produce, said this was an exciting time for the company.“We have a number of different roles on offer and we look forward to welcoming the new colleagues to our team,” Zair said.The business is a major employer in the Bourne area, with more than 1,200 people working at the site, which produces a range of products for the major supermarkets.Bakkavor currently employs more than 16,000 people across its UK sites and recently hired Yvette Sowerby as technical director.last_img read more

Missouri utility plans three solar-plus-storage projects

first_imgMissouri utility plans three solar-plus-storage projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享St. Louis Post-Dispatch:Ameren aims to build the three largest investor-owned utility solar installations in the state, the electric utility said Tuesday, unveiling a plan to combine the projects with battery storage technology to improve reliability for local customers.The St. Louis-based electric monopoly announced that it had filed plans for the Solar-Plus-Storage installations with state regulators earlier Tuesday. If approved, the company said it hopes to have the projects — which would cost about $68 million, combined — in operation by the end of 2020.The proposed installations target small, rural communities, including Green City and Utica in northern Missouri, and Richwoods, about an hour southwest of St. Louis. Each of the communities are located on parts of the grid where transmission is vulnerable to prolonged power outages, Ameren officials said.At 10 megawatts apiece, Ameren said the projects would be the largest investor-owned solar facilities in Missouri. Combined, the facilities would be capable of meeting the power demands of roughly 10,000 customers, the company said. Fully charged, the accompanying battery system would be able to power 2,000 to 3,000 homes for about four hours at peak usage — like on a hot summer day, with air conditioners blasting. In less extreme conditions — say, on a day with temperatures in the 70s — the battery power could last for twice as long, said Kevin Anders, Ameren’s vice president of operations and technical services.More: Ameren seeks to add three ‘solar-plus-storage’ facilities in Missourilast_img read more

Olympia Community Rallies to Support Service Workers with a Virtual Tip…

first_imgFacebook135Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Virtual Tip JarThe amount of support in our community has been something truly remarkable to see. Watching community members reach out to those in need is humanizing and brings meaning to this period of time. Many of us have wondered how we can be of service to those who have served us so diligently in the past. There are many who have truly been of service to us for years: those who have lovingly prepared meals, packed grocery bags, poured drinks, created hopeful art, made the perfect lattes and offered a helping hand to us in millions of other ways as well.Virtual tip jars are something you may have seen pop up online recently. They are fast becoming ways to donate to individuals who can’t work or are in need. These tend to be the same individuals we would already be tipping generously for their service if we could just sit in their establishment. Tip jars become a necessary branch to get those individuals through this time when we can’t be there in person to tip, though many of us still want to. Some of these sites are national and some of us may feel overwhelmed if there are too many places to extend our support. Olympia Virtual Tip Jar is trying to condense the needs of many into one place and connect it with the hope of many others to keep supporting. This is a hyperlocal Olympia based tip jar service with the goal of reaching as many individuals who find themselves in need including those in the service community and small business owners. Right now, we are collecting information to create a database full of local businesses, artists, servers, baristas and “non-essential” workers who need support. This Olympia based database will be able to continue even as workers return to their workplace, because, to paraphrase Governor Jay Inslee: The effects of this will be long lasting even after we are able to be together again. Right now you can add your information, such as your Paypal, Venmo or Gofundme, to the database if you are a displaced Olympia worker here. Please share this link with any and all all service industry folks, artists, gig workers, small business owners and any workers that were impacted by the recent pandemic who deserve a little support – encouraging them to add their info to the list. Tips have already been flowing to deserving community members and we are already feeling the love!As for those of you looking for a away to support… click here to tip, donate and support those who have served others for so long. Just pick a name from the list and send them the tip you would normally provide during your regular night out via the link to the payment method provided! Thank you for continuing to show love and support! We love you Olympia! Join and stay tuned to our  Tip Jar Facebook group for more information and upcoming virtual fundraisers.last_img read more