The Oklahoma army ammunition plant in McAlester says it wants to hire 200 new employees.
The McAlester News-Capital reports the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant hired nearly 100 workers in November. According to plant official Robert Mabray, the group still needs the additional employees to fill current and future ammunition orders.
The plant's commander Col. Joseph G. Dalessio says the group currently has more than 1,250 employees.
Dalessio says some employees have retired or are seeking work elsewhere.
A drive to keep a local shoe store chain in McAlester failed. Despite area business leaders' best efforts, the store closed Monday. The local Blockbuster video will soon follow suit, just as has been the case in other cities and towns.