Melon jobs retained

A brief report from the Cantón de Carrillo said that Del Monte, a major employer there, has decided to keep its melon operations going. This means between 300 and 400 direct employees, said Carlos Alberto Chanto, president of the Consejo Civil de Carrillo. He had complained last week of deteriorating economic conditions when the produce firm said it would close down operations. The company faced declining prices worldwide.

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