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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2007

 

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON ANNOUNCED CLOSING OF SARA LEE PLANTS IN WEST POINT

 

“This is clearly bad news for Clay County and the surrounding area. The state will respond aggressively by immediately offering job search services and training opportunities through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and, more importantly, by efforts to replace these jobs by bringing in new industries, such as SeverCorr and American Eurocopter.”