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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Little Rock ConAgra plant will close next spring.

ConAgra's spokesperson,Daniel Hare,said the 240 people who work at the plant were told last week that the facility would be closing.

While the plant will still be in operation for several more months, employees are unsure about their futures.

ConAgra employee Chris White recently took a job at the company's pork-processing plant in Little Rock. News of the plants closinghas him wondering what's next.

"I don't know why they buy the plant and shut it down," White said. "I'm just a temp and I'm about to get on full-time and then ConAgra buys them out and now I don't know if I'm going to be able to get hired on full-time now."

ConAgra bought the plant in April from Odom's Tennessee Pride.

Hare said, "The decision to transition the operations is based on the company's interest in making the same high-quality food that Odom's Tennessee Pride is known for, with the most competitive cost structure possible."

White says this news hit hard foremployees.

"I work next to a guy who's been working here for 15 years. I'm sure it's got to be upsetting for him. Put all this time, effort. Now, getting laid off. That sucks."

The company owns two other Odom's facilities in Tennessee, which will both remain open.

White saidemployees have been told jobs may be available for them elsewhere, but those details have not been discussed.