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Michigan prison food workers facing layoff may become guards

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LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan Department of Corrections food service workers who are facing layoffs after a privatization deal, could become corrections officers.

Monday, the State Administrative Board approved a three year food contract with a Philadelphia firm, which will result in the elimination of nearly 370 positions.  A spokesperson says the Department of Corrections needs to hire around 500 new officers and the food service workers will be given the first chance apply to train as corrections officers at an upcoming school.

Union leaders say they plan to appeal the food service contract with the Civil Service Commission.

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