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Frito-Lay adding space, 100 jobs to Jonesboro plant.

Frito-Lay North America said it will add about 100 jobs to its Jonesboro plant.

"The jobs won't happen all at once," said Frito-Lay spokesman Charles Nicolas. "It will be gradual."

Nicolas didn't say when the plant will start hiring workers. Frito-Lay also will be investing an undisclosed sum in expanding the snack food plant. Nicolas also didn't say how much the plant was expanding, but he said Frito-Lay is adding a new potato chip production line to the plant. Nicolas said he didn't know when the new line will launch but that it should be soon.

Frito-Lay, which opened the plant in 1998, currently has about 600 employees. In 2001, Frito-Lay invested $35 million to expand the plant.
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Title Annotation:NE Journal: A Look at News From Northeast Arkansas
Author:Friedman, Mark
Publication:Arkansas Business
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 2, 2005
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