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Yogurt maker laying off workers at Idaho plant

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Photo - In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2014, yogurt containers run along a conveyer  at the Chobani plant near Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its south-central Idaho plant. Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness tells The Times-News the layoffs include temporary workers as well as some regular workers. He declined to say how many workers are being let go, but he says about three-quarters are temporary workers. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Drew Nash) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this photo taken on Jan. 21, 2014, yogurt containers run along a conveyer at the Chobani plant near Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its south-central Idaho plant. Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness tells The Times-News the layoffs include temporary workers as well as some regular workers. He declined to say how many workers are being let go, but he says about three-quarters are temporary workers. (AP Photo/The Times-News, Drew Nash) MANDATORY CREDIT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani is laying off workers at its south-central Idaho plant.

Chief marketing and brand officer Peter McGuinness tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/U9rghj) the layoffs include temporary workers as well as some regular workers.

He declined to say how many workers are being let go, but he says about three-quarters are temporary workers.

McGuinness says the plant has hit its production target and is making shift changes Tuesday and Wednesday. He says that instead of two 12-hour shifts seven days a week, production workers will operate three eight-hour shifts five days a week.

McGuinness says the company's finances are strong.

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Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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