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Nestle USA announces layoffs at Jonesboro plant

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LITTLE ROCK -

Dozens of Nestle USA plant employees in Jonesboro will soon be out of a job.

The company announced it will lay off 70 workers and cut production from six to four days per week.

Nestle announced Friday the reductions will start February 11th.

Officials said increased prices for meat, dairy and grains are behind the cuts.

The plant will still have 600 workers and there are no plans to close it, according to the company.

The plant produces Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine frozen meals.