Closure of pork plant leaves 1,200 jobless
By closing down a pork plant in Mississippi, US, food company Sara Lee will
lay off almost 1,200 employees.
The closure is part of the company's restructuring plan.
processing plant and spice production facility, based in West Point, will
release its employees when it closes its doors at the end of
Ken Brandenburg, the company's vice president of food and
beverage operations announced, "Unfortunately, after looking at our business, we
determined that these facilities will not allow us to meet our efficiency or
long-term profitability expectations."
Sara Lee also said an
additional 489 jobs will be cut throughout the company though it did not specify
in what divisions.
â€¢ Sara Lee
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