Perdigao puts 4,220 more workers on leave

by Editor
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Brazilian food company Perdigao S/A said it will put thousands more workers on leave nationwide, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

The company did not give precise reasons why it was putting another 4,220 workers on paid leave after putting 2,370 on leave in Rio Grande do Sul state just last week.

The company said in press reports about its announcement that while local consumption was not slowing, it was making adjustments to stocks in its chicken production facilities in Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana and Santa Catarina states.

Brazil is the world's leading chicken exporter.