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PERDUE WANTS TO PLUCK NEW WORKERS FROM FLORIDA

Poultry processor Perdue Farms has hatched a plan to find more workers for a plant in Delaware - get them from Florida.

The company interviewed about 30 candidates this week for openings in the company's cutting and deboning operations at a Georgetown, Del., plant. Pay there starts at $9.10 an hour.

Perdue company spokeswoman Julie DeYoung says the company will fly 10 candidates to Delaware to see the plant and the town. Perdue will then likely offer jobs to five people.

New hires will be put up in a hotel for 30 days and get transportation to and from the plant and one meal a day. They also will get assistance in finding permanent housing and transportation. Still, the work is not easy and turnover in the plants is more than 50 percent, DeYoung said.

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