Pied Piper Pet and Wildlife Inc. laid off about one-fourth of its employees, according to Workforce Solutions of west central Texas USA.
Following the layoffs of 43 people, 113 employees remain with the Hamlin, Texas, USA-based company, according to Mary Ross, executive director of Workforce Solutions in Abilene, Texas USA. Ross said the layoffs may be temporary and the result of declining demand for the higher priced petfoods produced by the company for various clients.
“They are hoping to get some new contracts in a few months and bring those people back,” Ross said.
Ross said representatives from Workforce Solutions have met with officials and employees at Pied Piper Pet and Wildlife to offer their services.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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