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Tyson Fresh Meats to Add 60 Jobs at Council Bluffs Plant

Council Bluffs, Iowa – September 16, 2015 – Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. announced today that its case ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs will hire about 60 additional workers and add new lines for the production of pork chops and roasts. Tyson Fresh Meats is the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN).

“We’re excited to create more jobs in Council Bluffs,” said Doug Griffin, complex manager at the Council Bluffs facility. “We’re pleased to be a part of this community and fortunate to have a great workforce to support our plant operations.”

Hiring will begin immediately for general maintenance and labor, material handling, and refrigeration, as well as various support positions in quality assurance.

The Council Bluffs plant produces packaged beef and pork cuts, including closely-trimmed steaks, chops, roasts and spareribs for sale to retail customers throughout the region and nationally.

Tyson Foods acquired the Council Bluffs plant in 2001. The facility currently employs about 1,100 people, generating an annual payroll of more than $36.8 million.

The case ready plant is one of two company plants in Council Bluffs. A prepared foods plant produces dry sausage and pepperoni and employs 130 people. The company also operates a bacon plant in nearby Omaha, Neb., that employs 880 people. The three plants generate an annual payroll of $75.2 million.

Those interested in employment with Tyson Foods are encouraged to visit and complete an application.

About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.  It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retails and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 113,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.


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