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House of Raeford closing tomorrow, 950 will lose jobs
Posted By Sarah Ovaska On July 31, 2013 @ 11:15 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Tomorrow will be the last day of operation for the turkey processing plant at the House of Raeford in Hoke County.
The plant closure, a business decision made by the company because of declining public interest in turkey, will put an estimated 950 people out of work in a largely rural part of the state.
The newly-unemployed will receive some severance from the company (the amount wasn’t disclosed) but will then be subject to the state’s new rules on unemployment, which limit both the amount and length of time workers can collect unemployment.
Check back with N.C Policy Watch in coming days, as we document what this large plant closure will mean to the small community of Raeford and surrounding counties where many of the plant’s workers hail from.
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