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Cave Junction Sausage Plant Expands

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A large employer in Josephine County has been given approval for a second shift and will add dozens of jobs.

Taylor’s Sausage in Cave Junction received word from the USDA on Wednesday morning that it will receive a second inspector for a night shift. The company will be able to add about 30 jobs, and said the second shift will begin Monday.

The owner said he had recently been having difficulty convincing the Agriculture Department to grant them another inspector. Now, he says they will be able to move forward to put people to work.

“There’s quite a few people that are potentially going to be hired, definitely a few right now, and when the night shift starts, then we’ll have to fill that,” said Taylor’s Sausage owner, Terry Taylor.

Taylor’s Sausage said it has been trying to hire workers that were recently laid off at Rough & Ready Lumber in Cave Junction.