What You Missed Wednesday Morning
September 26th, 2012 at 8:58 am by Matt Mauro under Morning Show, News
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Here’s a quick summary of some of what we talked about today:
- NM peanut plant closed
- Chile virus
- Seasonal jobs
A big plant in Portales is closed today, because workers are making sure it’s not contaminated with salmonella. Sunland Inc. is the plant that produced the Trader Joe’s peanut butter that’s made almost 30 people sick in 18 states – though not in New Mexico. You can get more information on the recall and plant here
You could be paying more for New Mexico’s famous chile soon, because of something called verticillium wilt. It makes it hard for the crops to absorb water and nutrients. Farmers can use fertilizer, but it’s expensive and doesn’t exactly kill the virus.
Good news if you’re looking for a seasonal job this holiday season – a lot of stores say they’re planning in hiring more workers this year than last. We checked with Kohl’s – it planes to hire 50 to 60 seasonal workers per store – more than 100 in Albuquerque. And stores at Coronado Mall say they plan to hire more than 2,000 seasonal workers. The hiring will probably start the beginning to middle of next month.
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