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Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak

03 April 2020

BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels.

According to reporting from Reuters, the positions are both in-house and outsourced. BRF Chief Executive Lorival Luz said the hirings would take place in Brazil and other countries. The company will not fire workers in April or May, when the coronavirus outbreak is expected to worsen in Latin America, Luz said on a call with journalists.

The company has not closed any factories, seen a drop in sales or had disruptions in its supply chains amid the outbreak, he said.

But sales are increasingly shifting to retail outlets like grocery stores, he said, as Brazilians eat out less during the crisis.

The company is "well-positioned" and "comfortable" in terms of its corn inventory levels, Luz said.

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