Cereal maker cutting jobs in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Cereal maker Kellogg is laying off 37 more workers at its Memphis plant.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the permanent layoffs were first disclosed in an April letter from the Michigan-based company to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton.

The employee cuts, to begin Aug. 10, follow the June layoffs of 33 workers as part of a restructuring at the plant. Kellogg said the August cuts are related to ending bumped rice production at the Memphis plant, while the earlier layoffs were because of ending bran and retail rice production there.

In an email to the newspaper, Kellogg spokeswoman Olivia Harvey wrote that the company does not have plans to close the Memphis plant.


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