The first round of job cuts at the Campbell Soup Co. plant in south Sacramento will result in the loss of 290 workers by Feb. 1.
Campbell announced Sept. 27 that it was closing its 65-year-old south Sacramento factory, moving production to out-of-state plants and eliminating about 700 hard-to-replace blue-collar jobs, some paying $20 an hour or more.
The closure is set to be completed in stages that will continue into this summer, closing a long chapter that saw the local production of soups, beverages, sauces and other consumer staples.
State documents show a graduated schedule of 290 full-time job eliminations by Feb. 1, 320 more by May 1 and another 150 by July 1.
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