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About 40 laid off at Ready Roast


Last updated 3/3/2020 at 3:41pm

Kevin Wilson

Ready Roast laid off about 40 Portales employees on Friday as part of a sale to Hampton Farms. Hampton did not disclose how many of the Ready Roast employees it planned to hire to new positions.

PORTALES - Around 40 employees were laid off at the Ready Roast Nut Company peanut plant in Portales on Friday, including Plant Manager Jim Lucero.

The layoffs follow the recent purchase of the plant by Hampton Farms, which already owned a peanut...

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