Moving Away from Seasonal Work, Cake Bakery Seeking 50 Full-Time Permanent Employees

COBOURG, ON (January 4, 2019) — With more demand for their cakes, Maplehurst Bakeries’ Cobourg facility has had to expand production and is now looking for local workers interested in long-term steady employment.

Conditional job offers will be made on the spot at three upcoming job fairs*:

Thursday, January 10
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oshawa Convention Centre
(beside the Holiday Inn)
67 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON

Friday, January 11
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Maplehurst Bakeries
740 Division Street
Northam Industrial Park, Bldg. 1 W.
Cobourg, ON

Saturday, January 19
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maplehurst Bakeries
740 Division Street
Northam Industrial Park, Bldg. 1 W.
Cobourg, ON

The Cobourg bakery has been part of Weston Foods, the parent company of Maplehurst Bakeries, since 1994 – then known as the Weston Fruit Cake Company. Since that time, the bakery has expanded many times, now housing five high-tech production lines that produce everything from Swiss rolls to round and square cakes to the ever-popular fruit cake.

“We’ve been an employer in Northumberland County for almost 25 years, but we used to hire mainly seasonal workers based on the volume and type of cakes we made,” said Larry Brandt, Manager of the Cobourg bakery. “These days, due to customer demand and our expanded production, we are looking to hire up to 50 full time, permanent people seeking year-round employment.”

The bakery, which is located at 740 Division Street, Northam Industrial Park, Bldg. 1 W., Cobourg, ON, is seeking production labourers available for full-time, permanent day (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and afternoon (3 p.m. – 11 p.m.) shifts.

“We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to the local economy. And being able to offer day and afternoon shifts is really the icing on the cake,” said Brandt. “These shifts allow our employees the flexibility they need – whether that be getting kids to and from school, helping aging parents or meeting any other obligation they may have.”
Weston Foods, the parent company of Maplehurst Bakeries, is a leading North American bakery company, producing breads, rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, bagels, tortillas, cookies, crackers and more. Employing 6,000 employees who operate more than 40 bakeries across the U.S. and Canada, Weston Foods products are sold in North American retailers, supermarkets chains and foodservice outlets.

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*To receive a conditional offer, two pieces of ID are required: First form of ID must be Government issued (example: Driver’s License, Passport) and Second form of ID can be Birth Certificate, Hunting, Fishing or Boating License, Health Card.
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For more information, contact:
Chris Davies
[email protected]