Meat Processor Laying Off Employees
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – More than 70 people were laid off at the Golden Valley Natural meat processing plant in Idaho Falls last week. The company makes pet food jerky products. Officials say the demand from consumers has slowed down a great deal. Many of those laid off had been hired last summer when business was much better, though nearly 200 people are keeping their jobs at both locations in Idaho Falls. The company is currently building another plant in Shelley.