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Wed Jan 22, 2014 04:51 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Cargill Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle hiring discrimination charges by the U.S. Department of Labor, which alleged the agribusiness giant's meat-processing unit unfairly rejected applications based on race and gender.

Cargill agreed to pay back wages to nearly 3,000 job applicants and to offer about 350 new jobs to them as positions become available, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Representatives of Cargill, based in suburban Minneapolis, had no immediate comment.

The Labor Department in 2011 filed a complaint against Cargill, alleging that managers of a turkey-processing plant in Springdale, Ark., unfairly favored Asian-American and Pacific ...

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