August 18, 2006

 

Tyson Foods to cut more jobs

 

 

Tyson Foods said on Thursday (Aug 17) it is consolidating its beef plants in the Pacific Northwest to operate more efficiently.

 

The company stated that its Tyson Fresh Meats would close its beef slaughter plant in Boise, Idaho, and cut back on processing operations at its Pasco complex in Washington effective Oct 16 this year.

 

The company noted that the above actions would result in elimination of 270 jobs at Boise and about 500 positions at Pasco.

 

The company added that the affected employees could apply for openings at other Tyson locations and would be offered relocation incentives if they move to select Tyson plants in the Midwest.

 

The company would also work cooperatively with state workforce development officials who would provide employment assistance.

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