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Kellogg will cut 37 more jobs in coming weeks

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The iconic company confirms that they will lay off 37 employees in the coming weeks. This is in addition to 33 jobs that were already eliminated from the Memphis cereal plant in June. The iconic company confirms that they will lay off 37 employees in the coming weeks. This is in addition to 33 jobs that were already eliminated from the Memphis cereal plant in June.
Memphis Kellogg's plant employees are bracing for the second round of layoffs in as many months. Memphis Kellogg's plant employees are bracing for the second round of layoffs in as many months.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Kellogg's plant employees are bracing for the second round of layoffs in as many months.

The iconic company confirms that they will lay off 37 employees in the coming weeks. This is in addition to 33 jobs that were already eliminated from the Memphis cereal plant in June.

The Kellogg's plant and its sign are landmarks off Airways Boulevard, but some workers are worried they will not be able to find another job if they lose this one.

Charles Jones is a contract worker who believes his job is safe, but he feels for those who may soon get a pink slip.

"It's pretty rough, pretty rough ... Cause the unemployment ain't going to pay you enough to get by on," he said.

In a statement, the Kellogg Company said:

"We announced in April that up to 70 hourly and salaried jobs would be eliminated ... We do not have plans to close the Memphis facility."

Joblessness is at one of its highest rates in Shelby County. Unemployment in June rose to 10.3 percent, up from 9.7 percent in May.

City councilman Myron Lowery, who is on a development-related trip in Milwaukee, believes a significant issue in Memphis is an unqualified workforce.

"There are jobs out there. People just have to train in the right way for those jobs," he said. "It's always discouraging to hear that a major corporation in Memphis will be laying off, but the good news is they're not closing."

Coincidentally, Kellogg's also reported Thursday that sales in its morning foods division recently declined as Americans move away from traditional cereals.

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