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Kinston Plant Workers Offered Out-Of-State Jobs With West Pharmaceuticals

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KINSTON, N.C. — About 90 employees of West PharmaceuticalServices in Kinston have accepted jobs at the company's plants inNebraska and Florida, company officials said.

They will help ease the increased workload since the Kinstonplant was destroyed by an explosion two and a half weeks ago. Fourpeople died from the blast.

All of the 225 employees at the plant were offered jobs out ofstate.

About 60 accepted jobs in Nebraska and 30 will move to Florida.

Employees are being asked to make a six-month commitment and thecompany will pay all of their expenses while they are working outof state.

The extra manpower will be welcomed in Kearney, Nebraska. The130 employees there added two days to their work week and the planthired about 50 more people.

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