St. Paul- Jennie-O Turkey Store announced today, Tuesday, May 5th, that they will temporarily lay off 233 workers at the Faribault processing plant. Jennie-O announced that the lay offs are in response to a low turkey supply due to the avian flu outbreak that is currently affecting numerous turkey producers across Minnesota.
Representative Brian Daniels (R-Faribault) released the following statement after today’s news:
“Today’s news is a stark reminder of the devastation being caused by the avian flu outbreak here in Minnesota,” said Daniels. “I have been in contact with Jennie-O officials and have been assured that the layoffs should only be temporary. I encourage employees who are laid off to contact my office if they have any questions or concerns.”
Employees affected by this layoff can also contact the Faribault Workforce Center for employment assistance, contact information is provided below:
Phone: (507) 333-2047