Leicester

Over 100 Jobs announced at Walkers factory in Leicester

Walkers Crisps
Walkers Crisps have been made in Leicester for 30 years

The owner of Walkers Crisps has announced 110 jobs as part of a £15.2m investment at its factory in Leicester.

PepsiCo said it was introducing a new production line at its Leycroft Road site in the Beaumont Leys area of the city.

The MP for Leicester West Liz Kendall said the news came as a welcome boost to the local economy.

Walkers, which was established in Leicester in 1982, employs more than 2,000 people.

Labour MP Ms Kendall said: "PepsiCo is a major employer in the local area and today's announcement comes both as a welcome boost to the local economy and a clear indication of their ongoing commitment to the Leicester community."

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