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Meatcutters and Meat Packers

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Approximately 139,000 butchers and meatcutters are employed in the United States. Meatcutters work in a wide variety of settings, from small grocery stores or meat markets to huge plants or even multinational corporations. They also may work in restaurants or hotels. Some hold positions in government, inspecting meatpacking industries and retail operations. Slaughterhouses, meatpacking plants, and other places employing meatcutters are located throughout the United States.

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