Chicken processor cutting jobs
Almost 100 will be laid off at Pilgrim’s Pride
Nearly 100 workers at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry plant in Athens will lose their jobs Feb. 9, when the company eliminates its nighttime chicken processing shift.
The cutback will affect 227 employees at Pilgrim’s Pride’s fresh food division on Oneta Street, but the company will move more than 50 of those people into the daytime processing shift and 70 to 90 others into the company’s supply division on Barber Street, said Ray Atkinson, a Pilgrim’s Pride spokesman.
The company plans to retain the sanitation shift that cleans between the daytime and nighttime processing crews, Atkinson said. Full story HERE
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