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Shell background processes: what do characters in termination message mean?

I had three background processes, and here's what I've got: [1] Done zcat jan.txt.gz > j [2]- Done zcat feb.txt.gz > f [3]+ Done ...
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Bash: Put a job in the background and then tail the log

How do you make the escaping work so that the & is actually running the first command in the background? # foo param1 param2 >> run.out &; tail -f run.out