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GloryBee lays off nearly 30 employees

A few of the laid off employees agreed to speak with KEZI 9 News anonymously about the job cuts.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 6:40 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 9:32 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- GloryBee has laid off nearly 30 people this week, and employees are trying to figure out what to do next.

GloryBee is a Eugene-based company that produces organic honey and other products.

A few of the laid off employees agreed to speak with KEZI 9 News anonymously about the job cuts. They said the company made them sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to get severance pay.

However, one of the employees said they will only get around $1300, which equals $100 per year for the 13 years of them working for the company.

The employees said almost all of the departments were affected and production took the biggest hit.

KEZI 9 News reached out to GloryBee for comment and they said they are unable to do follow-up interviews at this time. They did release the following statement:

"Market conditions have required us to reduce our staff for the near future. While our revenues are stable, the total costs of doing business and what the market currently allows us to charge are not in balance. We remain with a staff of 160 team members, and with our combined efforts, we will continue to serve our customers’ needs and grow our business. We are extremely grateful for the contributions of our team members, past and present. We appreciate the support of our community for the past 45 years and look forward to continuing to serve."

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