Cargill closes leaving 600 people without jobs

MILWAUKEE--Friday was officially the last day on the job for nearly 600 workers at the Cargill slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley. Cargill announced on Wednesday the facility is closing because of a cattle shortage.

Cargill employees said they're grateful they will still be paid for the next two months, but that doesn't take away the fear they have about finding work again.

Cargill will host two job fairs to help those who lost their jobs.

The first will be on August 7th and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Serb Hall on 5101 W Oklahoma Ave. The second job fair will be on August 14th, details of the time and place have not been released yet.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473 will offer unemployment guidance to Cargill employees at UFCW  Union Hall off of North Mayfair Road, Tuesday August 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CBS 58's Lila Carrera reports.

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