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Dow Chemical to detail Texas job cuts

January 16, 2009

The number of jobs Dow Chemical Co. will cut at its Texas Operations facility in Freeport as part of an effort announced last month to control costs amid the economic recession could be announced soon, as reported by the Associated Press. The Facts newspaper reported the job cuts will be administrative and plant positions, both union and non-union. The Texas Operations facility is the world''s second largest chemical manufacturing facility. It is located about 60 miles south of Houston. The exact number of job cuts in Freeport was not immediately known. One of the largest chemical makers in the world, Dow announced last month it would slash 5,000 full-time jobs by closing 20 plants and selling several businesses. That''s about 11 percent of its work force.