The poultry plant in Postville, Iowa which was home to one of the nation's largest immigration worksite enforcement actions in history is preparing to hire 150 new workers. In May of 2008, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested close to 400 illegal workers.
The plant employed 1,000 workers, but was forced to file for bankruptcy after several of the plant's managers faced charges for hiring illegal workers and helping them obtain forged paperwork. The plant was purchased by Agri Star Meat and Poultry, which has gotten the plant back up and running and uses E-Verify.
The plant is expanding its poultry production and is restarting its beef line. The expansion will add an estimated 150 jobs to a current workforce of 400.
Updated: Mon, Feb 1st 2010 @ 1:37pm EST