SE Ala Losing 128 Jobs as Bakery Closes

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A decision to close a large bakery in Dothan is costing the southeast Alabama city 128 jobs.
Bimbo Bakeries USA says its Sara Lee/Colonial Baking Co. bakery will shut down on May 21. The plant currently produces bread and buns, but the company is shifting the work to other sites.
Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz says the decision is disappointing. He says leaders will have to work hard to find new jobs for the displaced workers.
The company says human resources employees will meet with employees and union representatives to discuss severance, other benefits and resources available to assist them.


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