LONGMONT — The J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) will hold information sessions in June and August about future job opportunities at its new plant, which will be located in the Weld County portion of Longmont.
The company announced plans in January 2017 for a $340 million, 400,000-square-foot facility that eventually could employ 500 workers. The first phase will include a $200 million investment to construct and operate a 200,000-square-foot facility, with an additional $140 million for a second phase — a 200,000-square-foot expansion — dependent on product demand. Construction on the facility began last spring, with production expected to begin in 2019.
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The plant will help meet growing demand for Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches, which are pre-made frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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As part of incentive deals negotiated with Longmont, Weld County and the state of Colorado, Smucker’s will be required to pay workers an average of $48,977 annually, or 105 percent of the annual average wage in Weld County.
The employment sessions will be held in conjunction with Employment Services of Weld County.
Sessions will be held at Employment Services of Weld County, 315 N.11th Ave., Building B, in Greeley on June 6, at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Additional sessions will be held at Employment Services of Weld County, Del Camino Office, 4209 Weld County Road 24½, in Longmont on August 7, at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information or to register for work, visit www.eswc.org.