It turns out Jacobson dumped Agriprocessors, not the other way around. Details below:
Agriprocessors Loses Over Half of Workforce
By Mark Geary, Reporter
Story Created: Oct 30, 2008 at 5:47 PM CDT
Story Updated: Oct 30, 2008 at 6:21 PM CDT
POSTVILLE - A temporary employment agency hired by Agriprocessors meat packing plant in Postville has suspended its contract with the company. Now 450 jobs are in limbo, and the plant's future is uncertain.
Agriprocessors hired Jacobsen staffing to help fill the gap that resulted after federal agents raided the plant and arrested hundreds of illegal immigrants back in May.
Now the temporary employment agency says Agricprocssors hasn't communicated or provided any kind of clear direction. So it's pulling out 450 workers, which is more than half of the plant's workforce. The workers all got a letter which explains the situation.
The workers are still technically employees of the temp agency, but they have lost their jobs at Agriprocessors. The temp agency is willing to help all 450 people find jobs elsewhere, but the shock still overwhelmed just about everyone who got the news.
"Now we don't have a job. We have to go look for a job. We were just starting to get on our feet. I just got married. Now I need to look for a new job elsewhere," said Tory Lessard, temp worker.