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   1,000 Unfilled Jobs Force Meatpackers To Sweeten Benefits
by Mario Parker and Megan Durisin, Bloomberg
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 3:46PM EDT

On any given Monday, America’s biggest supplier of ground beef has 1,000 jobs unfilled, pushing Cargill Inc. to aggressively sweeten the pot on benefits to retain existing workers and hire new ones.

The openings, largely at the meatpacker level, are the result of the Trump administration’s tough stand on immigration and a U.S. unemployment rate reaching decade lows. While the number represents less than 1 percent of Cargill’s work force, the shortage is slowing output and hindering production of new higher-margin products, executives say.

With global demand for meat rising in a robust economy, Cargill and other industry leaders say the need to expand gives them little choice but to boost worker benefits -- with added pay in some cases, as well as new housing, health care and busing incentives.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: Bloomberg

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