Perdue Plant Closes

By: Mike Tolbert
By: Mike Tolbert

The company announced the closing in early February.

This means almost 400-workers were laid off. The effects may go beyond those however.

A study from the University of Florida projects a ripple effect on other businesses, saying close to 1,000 people could ultimately lose their jobs.

That translates into a decrease of $36 million in annual payrolls.

Jobs plus one stop career center in Defuniak plans to help displaced workers by holding a job fair Thursday and Friday.

The fair runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Local companies have planned to send representatives who may hire on the spot.

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