Dole to eliminate 400 American jobs

Dole to lay off 400 more workers

Dole Food Co. continues to downsize its berry operations in California, with another 402 people to be let go Oct. 28.

The company is closing strawberry harvesting and cooling operations in Watsonville, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act document.

Dole is also set to release 172 employees when it closes a berry cooling facility in Oxnard on Oct. 6.

Earlier this year, the Westlake Village-based company laid off 30 employees in Stockton.

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