Increasing demand for Perkins' diesel and gas engines has led the manufacturing firm to create 67 new permanent positions at its Tixall Road facility, which will be offered to existing temporary workers.
An additional sign of manufacturing growth is the company's decision to further recruit more than 40 additional temporary workers into the business.
"A growing demand for our world-renowned engines and a greater stability in the global economy has enabled us to recognise the commitment shown by our existing agency employees," said general manager, Richard Cotterell. "On top of this, I'm delighted that we're also able to create more temporary positions at the site."
Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy, welcomed Perkins' ongoing investment in the town, saying: "This is great news, not only for manufacturing in Stafford but in the UK as a whole. Perkins is a global business with a commitment to its base here in Stafford. It's wonderful to hear that demand for its product continues to rise and that Perkins is investing in and recognising the commitment of its existing workforce, while creating much needed additional employment opportunities in our local community."
"I welcome this news and the fact that the company is able to provide more employment to people in the region," said Mickey Tuff, regional officer for Unite the Union. "It's something we have been striving for and we look forward to more employment growth in the future."
Colin Griffiths, GMB Organiser added: "The GMB welcomes the positive news for all employees who work at Perkins Engines in Stafford. I am pleased to see that Perkins Engines has acknowledged the hard work and dedication of its current temporary workforce and that, as demand for the products continues to increase due to the quality and expertise of the staff, Perkins Engines are able to offer more security in employment for the Staffordshire area."
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