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By Brittany Cooper

Idaho Milk Products held a job fair today in the search for prospective employees.
And the turnout was greater than expected.
Lines formed at the department of labor right as the job fair began this morning.
Hundreds of people attended in hopes of becoming an employee with the company.
Idaho Milk Products is a milk processing plant -- built by 3 dairies and a trucking company to turn raw milk into milk components.
John Martin says, "We're in construction and were hoping to get our employee pool that will start around the 15th of January. And we anticipate starting production on the 15th of February."
Martin says that this has been a five year process and construction started one year ago.
Despite tough economic times -they are in it for the long run.
Martin says, "I think fortunately agriculture stays flat in the hard times, with this it's a long-term plan. So we expect the year might be tough, the future looks bright."
Wages start at fourteen dollars an hour and they hope to make contacts by next week.
Officials told me that depending on the turnout and qualifications of the candidates -- they may consider another job fair at the plant in January.


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