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May 25, 2012 7:24 PM by Steven Albritton

Bruce Foods May Create Jobs in Jeanerette

Bruce Foods has an offer into the council members of Jeanerette, and now the wait is on to hear back on the decision. If all goes well Bruce Foods will be expanding their operation into the old Fruit of the Loom plant in Jeanerette.

This move will bring more jobs to the area and Bruce Foods President J.S. "Si" Brown is excited for the possibilities.

"We are ready to move in immediately and get started. It will create economic growth in the area and we've already had people started applying," Brown said.

A job fair was held recently to announce the possibility of new jobs and more than 650 people showed up to apply.

The council is supposed to announce their decision next Tuesday night on whether or not Bruce Foods will be allowed to move in.

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