Pilgrim Pride plant to reduce working schedule

Pilgrim Pride has announced that its poultry processing facility in Timberville, Virginia, will close every other Friday for the rest of the year, ultimately reducing production by 10%.

Pilgrim Pride announced the "skip day" work schedule, which is to begin on the 28th July, in a letter to employees on June 28th.

"Poultry in the United States has had a hard time this year," Gary Rhodes, vice president of corporate communications, told the Associated Press. "There's been a very weak demand in the export market because of fears of avian flu."

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