Wrigley opens a 7 Billion production facility in Kenya – more jobs to chew on!

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It’s a sure bet it will also produce jobs for Kenyans to chew on and savor the flavor of earning a living.

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Kenya has something new to chew on: Wrigley chewing gum factory, a game-changer investment that is expected to have multiple impacts on the economy. The Mars Wrigley Confectionery 7 billion shilling 'green' production plant whose construction began three years ago in Athi River, Machakos county has officially been unveiled. 

Now let’s crane necks and have a peek at what the commissioning of this plant behind chewing gum brands like PK, Big G, Doublemint, and Orbit means to the Kenyan economy.

1. More jobs : It’s obvious; more jobs will open especially to the locals. The factory will need human capital to run, and given the spiking rates of unemployment in Kenya, this is good news. The plant projects that after it has established its footing it will produce 7.8 billion pellets of chewing gum per year. Maybe not that much, but it’s a sure bet it will also produce jobs for Kenyans to chew on and savor the flavor of earning a living.

2. An environment friendly economy: Allow me diverge just a little bit and tell you something about the Economy for Common Good (ECG), a German developed matrix that landed in Kenya and a training on it was done at the Co-operative University of Kenya. It’s important to mention it, because it’s a piece fitting here perfectly. One of the aspects the genius matrix talks about is environmental sustainability. If a company makes a mountain of profits but while at it fails to consider whether the environment has been destroyed or not, then that is a failure and the praises accorded to the company must be shot down. The ECG matrix asks the following: Did the suppliers destroy the environment to feed the company with supplies? Is the behavior of the staff environment friendly? What effects on the environment do the products have?

The fact that Wrigleys has a certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) simply means that the ‘green’ plant factors in the good of the environment. It has a biomass boiler, waste water treatment plant, skylights and many windows that provide lighting, cutting down the use of electric light. Showering facilities are available among other measures to ensure the health safety of workers.

3. Increased government revenue: The taxman – Kenya Revenue Authority will smile as the new plant will remit taxes as stipulated in the law. This translates into increased revenue for the government.

4. Community focused actions: With strong ties to the local community expected to formulate, the society will benefit from community focused actions for instance CSR activities.

The future is bright, and we can’t wait to see the economic impacts lurking ahead. What are your views?   

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    JOHNSTONE | October 14, 2019 19:43

    Hopefully as a senior and experienced person in Food Industry, I will get job either in Quality control or Production. Thanks Wrigley

    chrisantus | May 06, 2019 16:35

    Hoping to find that opotunity working with the campany

    Alex | May 05, 2019 17:06

    that's soo great.... i wish i get a job there..

    Jean Leon | May 05, 2019 12:27

    I am a professional driver I need a job

    George | May 03, 2019 13:45

    One of the best company to work in

    Monica | May 03, 2019 10:22

    Wow. Would like to join the team..

    Wilson | May 03, 2019 09:14

    Need the job

    Gideon | May 01, 2019 18:10

    Wow am proud of that projet! I hop i will there.

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    Calvins | April 30, 2019 21:12

    Good opinion and i am eargerly waiting for recruitment ,let our young people be employed thank you

    Gideon | April 30, 2019 14:51

    Waiting for the opportunities

    Lothus | April 30, 2019 13:03

    We welcome the move

    PETER | April 30, 2019 09:07

    seriously waiting for job vacancies

    Josphine | April 30, 2019 07:49

    Good for Kenya I hope no corruption will be there when it comes to employment kindly post the vacancy I apply

    kevin | April 30, 2019 04:00

    This is good news we are seriously waiting

    Boniface | April 29, 2019 10:51

    Good news I hope we will get jobs there

    Douglas | April 29, 2019 07:29

    Nice one looking how can I apply

    CALEP | April 28, 2019 12:06

    This is good for the community of kenya

    ramathan | April 26, 2019 20:41

    I need job

    ALEX | April 26, 2019 09:11

    Driver jobs must be among st them..

    BERNARD | April 26, 2019 06:35

    One of the best things to have happened in Kenya in a long time!

    Silas | April 25, 2019 14:40

    Great investment.karibu kenya

    Sheila | April 25, 2019 13:05

    I believe l will work there

    Purity | April 25, 2019 11:49

    Let ,s hope that something good comes out

    IRENE | April 25, 2019 10:05

    I am a food technologist and this is good news for us. Kindly post those vacancies I am looking for a job

    JOYCE | April 25, 2019 09:49

    How can someone get employed

    Dennis | April 25, 2019 08:17

    How one get employed?

    AGOTI | April 25, 2019 07:49

    God bless Kenya

    Brian | April 25, 2019 06:32

    Amen, let's hope that we will get employed.

    David Wafula Walela | April 24, 2019 15:30

    Your Something good.

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