Dynamic Foods laying off 80 positions effective Friday
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Dynamic Foods is laying off 80 people from their plant at 1001 E. 33rd Street, effective Friday, Jan. 21.
They’ve set up appointments with Workforce Solutions South Plains to help everyone get unemployment and try to find new jobs.
Employees who have been laid off are encouraged to attend one of two sessions at Wayland Plaza, 2002 West Loop 289 on Wednesday, Jan. 26. There will be sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A letter sent to employees states the company has experienced financial difficulties and had previously tried to reduce staff and shut down departments, in an effort to improve its standing. But, the letter states, those efforts were unsuccessful and the company will be implementing this largest round of layoffs on Friday.
In a statement provided to KCBD, Dynamic Foods CEO Stu Grubbs said:
“These have been very difficult times for businesses in the foodservice industry from supply chain issues and employee shortages to the closing of many buffet style restaurants, our main customers for over 50 years. As a result, we have had to release many of our production workforce primarily in the bakery department. With these reductions, Dynamic Foods will remain in business focusing solely on producing kettle cooked foods. We are deeply grateful for all our employees who have dedicated so many hours to produce great food over the years and through this pandemic. We have been in contact with Workforce Solutions and other companies in the Lubbock area that desperately need employees. Our hope is that all the employees affected will be placed immediately.”
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