Hormel Foods plans to bring more than 350 jobs to Wichita

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Photo: hormelfoods.com | Dold Foods employees received a Hormel Foods safety award. Photo: hormelfoods.com | Dold Foods employees received a Hormel Foods safety award.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Hormel Food plans to bring about 350 jobs to Wichita over the next five years, Mayor Jeff Longwell said Thursday.

The jobs are part of an expansion at the Dold Foods manufacturing plant at 2929 North Ohio Street. The plant produces sliced bacon. 

If approved at City Council on Tuesday, the expansion will more than double Dold's workforce. The plant currently employs 275 people.

"We're going to require that every household boys bacon weekly now. Who doesn't like that?" Mayor Longwell said jokingly. 

Hormel plans to invest $132 million with a 156,000 square-foot facility, Longwell said. 

You can apply at Dold Foods on North Ohio or the Wichita Workforce Center at 2121 North Amidon. 

Longwell also said that during a job fair this week, Faneuil offered jobs to 110 people. The call center at Union Station will add a total of 400 jobs.

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