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Pilgrim's Pride to cut jobs at Pittsburg plant

By Scott Harvey

Pittsburg – Pilgrim's Pride is closing its headquarters between Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburg, eliminating 158 administrative jobs in the process.

The new owner's headquarters will be stationed in Colorado. No production jobs will be affected.

Pittsburg Mayor Shawn Kennington said jobs from other Pilgrim's locations will be moved to Pittsburg and the city will look for a company to move into Pilgrim's current headquarters building.

The headquarters layoffs will begin June 14.