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Smithfield Foods to lay off over 400 workers

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Nov 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-14 19:28:14-05

More than 400 people will soon be laid off in Portsmouth.

Smithfield Foods is shutting down their plant next year.

According to a government website, the layoffs from the hot dog plant will start in January.

Smithfield previously announced they were closing the plant and moving production to North Carolina.