Tyson to open childcare center at Humboldt plant

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Tyson Foods, Inc., has begun construction on a new $3.5 million childcare facility catering to employees of its Humboldt poultry processing plant. The pilot project will be operational by 2023 and will support up to 100 children five years of age or younger as a way to support employees with young children. Titled Tyson Tykes, the childcare center will serve as an early childhood learning center by KinderCare and will be subsidized by the company at a lower cost for its workers. The company will also hire 18 people to work at the center. The company noted that childcare expenses have increased 214% since 1990, and said that access to child care and early education is beneficial for both workers and children. Tyson’s Humboldt poultry complex, which includes a processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill, currently has a staff of more than 1,235 people and is expected to eventually employ 1,500.