Nearly 100 new jobs are coming to Eastern Carolina.
Hillshire Brands Company is launching a $28.4 million expansion of bakery operations.
The 98 jobs will come over the next three years as Hillshire upgrades and improves its Tarboro facility in Edgecombe County. The plant produces the company’s Sara Lee line of baked goods. It opened in 2000 and currently has a workforce of 687. It’s expected the expanded workforce will add nearly $3 million to the payroll.
Hillshire Brands is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies. The company’s other brands include Hillshire Farm, BallPark and Jimmy Dean. (Source: Read more)