layoffs

Meat Demand Is Up; Ag Employers to Invest in Employees
**The USDA’s latest cold storage report showed strong retail and export demand for meat.
Pork was down 10% on the year, despite record pork production during March, including a 68% drop in bellies, and beef supplies were 4% lower, even after a 7% year to year increase in production la…
Up to 300 Jobs at Hanford to be Cut
RICHLAND  (AP) — Contractors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state say they're preparing to slash up to 300 jobs by this fall.
The Tri-City Herald reports that CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co., told employees Wednesday that 250 jobs would be cut as some major work is…
Deere & Co. Layoffs; Whitefly Found in Florida
This weekend Wall Street Journal reported that Deere & Company posted a strong earnings on the announcement that they will be cutting tractor and combine production after the fourth year of falling sales. By Monday afternoon word of the layoffs at two Iowa manufacturing plants surprised inve…
Workers Looking At Layoffs From Hostess
The folks who make Twinkies and cupcakes could be losing their jobs. Hostess is warning that 250 employees in Washington state, including Yakima, could be out of a job in 60 days. The company is now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and trying to get back on its feet by renegotiating contracts with unions...