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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Cargill closes Milwaukee beef plant, 600 lose jobs

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MILWAUKEE - The closing of the Cargill meat packaging plant in Milwaukee leaves 600 workers looking for a job. Others are forced into early retirement. 

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The company blames a national beef shortage.  Of Cargill’s 13 operations in Wisconsin, only two were beef packaging facilities.  The company has promised to try to help those workers find a new job, but for those who want to remain in Wisconsin and continue to work for Cargill, the options will be limited.

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