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New jobs may be in the works

March 31, 2006

Albany--Good news for the Albany area economy may be just around the corner. A food manufacturing company has entered into a 90-day contract to evaluate the former Bobs Candies building to see how the configuration would serve it's needs.

The manufacturer could bring hundreds of much-needed jobs to the metro Albany area. City leaders say it could be just what the doctor ordered.

"It certainly would be a shot in the arm as far as jobs are concerned in this area. Of course, you know we lost over two-hundred jobs when Bobs closed down. It is my understanding that this company, if the contractual agreement goes through we would get about five-hundred jobs" said Albany Mayor Willie Adams.

Bobs Candies closed it's doors in October after an 86-year history. It left more that 200 employees without jobs. The Albany Merck and Company plant has also announced it will close by year's end, costing the area over 300 jobs.

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