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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Iowa Town Loses Biggest Employer As Tyson Pork Plant Closes

Tyson Foods will continue streamlining its operations by closing a pork plant in Perry, Iowa that employs 1,200 people, eliminating the largest employer in the town of Perry, as reported by the Associated Press (AP).

Tyson reassured that it will encourage workers to apply for openings at its other plants. I Photo: ARCO National Construction

The plant closure will be the second major blow to the town this year, coming just two months after a 17-year-old student opened fire at school, killing a sixth grader and his principal as well as wounding six others.

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Tyson announced the plant closure on Monday. It comes after the company closed several other plants last year and consolidated its corporate operations the year before.

“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close our Perry, Iowa pork facility,” a Tyson spokesperson said.

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“We understand the impact of this decision on our team members and the local community.” Tyson said it will work with state and local officials to assist workers who are losing their jobs, but the company didn’t specify what severance packages it will offer.

Tyson did say it will encourage workers to apply for openings at its other plants.

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