Hershey is expanding its Kit Kat operations in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 9, 2018 4:51 PM

Photo by Jeremy Long, Lebanon Daily News

(Hazleton) -- The Hershey Company has launched a $60 million expansion of its Kit Kat candy bar manufacturing facility in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Officials broke ground Friday on the expansion that will bring about 110 new jobs to the area in Luzerne County.

Todd Tillemans, president of Hershey's U.S. business, says the plant in Hazleton is long been a high performer and it was clear the company should expand there.

The new jobs are expected to pay between $17 and $22 per hour.

Officials expect the addition will be complete by the end of 2018.

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