A Grangemouth waste recycling firm has taken on 49 extra employees to help it cope with expansion and new contracts.
In recent times Oran Environmental Solutions has been the subject of more than a few negative headlines, with ongoing SEPA investigations into the running of its Abbotsinch Industrial Estate plant and an associated fly infestation suffered by nearby residents.
However, last week was good news all round for the firm as it announced it had been working with Triage Central Ltd’s Falkirk office to add to its workforce.
The firm’s recent success capturing contracts from local authorities in Falkirk and Fife has led to the company going from a Monday to Friday two-shift pattern to a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, around the clock operation that now requires four complete shifts of staff.
The new influx of employees, including machine operators, production line pickers and quality control staff, have been arriving over the last few months, doubling the workforce from 40 to 89.
Forbes Mullholland, Oran operations manager, said: “Businesses are now being encouraged to adopt a Zero Waste strategy and an increasing number of councils have a renewed focus on recycling, so we are picking up a lot of new contracts.
“We have a good relationship with Triage and have worked closely with them to recruit more people, particularly from the local community.”
Jacqueline Thomson, of Triage Central, added: “There are many people looking for work that might be exactly who employers are looking for, it’s just a matter of bringing them together. Oran is a fast-growing business in Grangemouth and it’s fantastic they have been able to recruit so many people from the local area.”