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Perdue To Cut 100 Jobs In March To Save Money

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Salisbury, Md.-based Perdue Farms Inc. says it plans to layoff about 100 employees at the end of next month.

Perdue has hired North Carolina-based subcontractor Unicon to employ chicken catchers at its processing plants in Georgetown, Del., and Accomack County in Virginia.

The company’s vice president of corporate communications, Luis Luna, says the decision was made to costs. He says Perdue is one of the last poultry companies on the Delmarva peninsula with its own catching crews.

Chicken catchers at Perdue’s poultry plant in Milford, Del., have already been laid off and subcontracted. Luna says the same change is being assessed at the company’s site in Salisbury.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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