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  ‘Absolutely ineffective’: Cargill reduces jobs, receives $1.1M to rehire
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Last EditedRP  May 16, 2018 12:54pm
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AuthorSherman Smith
News DateWednesday, May 16, 2018 03:50:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionAn economic incentives package the Kansas Department of Commerce crafted two years ago to keep Cargill headquarters in Wichita awards $500,000 in job retention money while the company reduces staff by 100 employees, then provides an additional $1.1 million to hire them back.

After two rounds of receiving money from a program used to preserve and create jobs, the company will start and end with the same employee total.

“Kansas Department of Commerce has been absolutely ineffective during the Colyer-Brownback administration in doing any real good,” Carmichael said. “If you look at a number of these incentive programs, you will find there are close ties between contributors or former members of the administration and the companies that receive these benefits.”
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