FLORENCE, AL (WZDX) - Hillshire Brands Co. will close its plant in Florence at the end of this year, resulting in the loss of about 1,100 jobs.
The company said in a news release Friday it decided to close the Florence plant after a comprehensive business evaluation.
Hillshire's Florence plant makes breakfast sandwiches and sausage. The work there will be moved to other locations in the company.
According to the release, the company will give severance and job placement assistance to its employees.
The plant is scheduled to close Dec. 30.