LFC Agricultural to shut down Eastern Shore facility, lay off 103

December 07, 2010|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

One of the largest employers in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore plans to lay off more than 100 employees when it closes a facility early next year, the state said Tuesday.

LFC Agricultural Services Inc., which employs 103 in Westover, Md., warned state labor officials that it is shutting down its operations there starting Feb. 1.

Only a few firms in Somerset County employ more people, according to the state. The county's unemployment rate has averaged more than 10 percent this year, significantly above Maryland's overall rate.

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