Yogurt Giant Chobani Lays Off Workers at Idaho Plant

Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its Idaho plant. Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness says the plant has hit its production target and is making shift changes. The layoffs include temporary workers, as well as regular workers.

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its south-central Idaho plant.

Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/U9rghj) the layoffs include temporary workers as well as some regular workers.

He declined to say how many workers are being let go, but he says about three-quarters are temporary workers.

McGuinness says the plant has hit its production target and is making shift changes Tuesday and Wednesday. He says that instead of two 12-hour shifts seven days a week, production workers will operate three eight-hour shifts five days a week.

McGuinness says the company's finances are strong.

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