I'm told Agriprocessors is about to fire all workers hired through Jacobson Staffing. That would mean firing almost every worker hired after the May 12 immigration raid, because…
…Jacobson took over Agriprocessors' hiring after the raid, in part to vet workers' legal status.
The workers are to be notified at a meeting tonight.
UPDATE 5:340 pm:
The JTA reports a staffing subcontractor is also effected:
…I was also told by Patrick Massey of Reliable Staffing that his company, which was subcontracted by another staffing company to provide employees to Agriprocessors, had his contract abruptly canceled this afternoon. Massey said 79 of his employees may be affected.…
This should mean all workers hired after the May 12 raid will be fired tonight.
Postville will suddenly have hundreds of unemployed, destitute workers with no food and no way home.
CORRECTION, 6:35 pm: Jacobson initiated the separation, not Agriprocessors.