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Jennie-O employees share millions in bonuses

WILLMAR — About 6,300 hourly and farm employees across Jennie-O Turkey Store received Thanksgiving bonuses totaling $6.2 million. It works out to $985 on average per eligible worker.

Those with 10 or more years of services received at least $1,460.

This is the 14th year employees have received bonuses. The bonuses are based on the company's fiscal year performance, which this year ended on Oct. 28.

Jennie-O Turkey Store, based in Willmar, is owned by Hormel Foods.