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Spotlight:  Hershey Expands

Sweet news in Augusta County - Hershey to increase production and create 69 new jobs as the Stuarts Draft facility announces its eighth expansion. Established in 1980, Hershey now employs over 900 citizens throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
With new jobs and a continued commitment to delicious chocolate, Hershey is a critical component to the Augusta County economy. The new jobs as well as the retraining of current employees will be supported by both Augusta County and the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
For the full press release, click here, and click the links below for full media coverage.
News Leader
News Virginian
Virginia Business
Area Development
Roanoke Times

We're thankful for global companies like Hershey that continue to invest in their Augusta County facilities and provide quality jobs. There's an easy way for you to support Hershey's expansion - buy chocolates now to fill those upcoming Easter baskets!


Amanda Glover, Director of Economic Development

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