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200 jobs to be eliminated at Pilgrim's Pride plants in Chattanooga

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Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Pilgrim's Pride will cut 200 jobs in Chattanooga, building on a previous wave of 400 layoffs in 2012.

The company employed more than 1,500 workers at its Broad Street and Market Street facilities at the beginning of 2012, but today employs closer to 900.

According to the company, its cook and cold-storage facilities, which are in its Market Street building, will shut down within the next two weeks.

There are no changes at Pilgrim's "kill" operation on Broad Street, nor to its deboning operation on Market Street, the company said.

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