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Some workers from closed Pa. plant get new jobs

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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials say last month's closure of a central Pennsylvania frozen food plant left about 140 people out of work, but some of them are being rehired by other companies.

Houston-based Windsor Foods announced closure of the Bloomsburg plant last fall, and a company spokeswoman told The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1mU1IQl ) that the last day of production was March 14.

Sue Snyder, an administrator with PA CareerLink, said some other companies tried to hire workers before the closure. Gonnella Frozen Products in Hazleton said it hired 15 former Windsor staffers to produce, package and ship frozen bread dough, and more are being sought.

Snyder said other firms came to a job fair at Windsor early last month and hired some workers on the spot.

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Information from: Press Enterprise, http://www.pressenterpriseonline.com

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