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Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Inc. has laid off around 40 workers from its production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Workers were informed of the cuts Monday (Oct. 27), according to a report in the Times News.
Former workers said the reduction is part of the company’s efforts to scale back production brought on by the downturn in the national economy.
Pat Dunne, one of the employees laid off this week, says many of his fellow employees understood the threat of layoffs. Dunne believes the company is being fair and had to do something to respond to the souring economic conditions.
He also said the company offered a two-week severance package to workers targeted in the job cuts.
In early October, Jayco consolidated its operations in Twin Falls, closing one of its leased facilities and moving production into another plant. Before Monday’s cuts, Jayco employed around 200 workers in Idaho.