For the second consecutive year, Continental Cement will be laying of employees. J Scott Conroy, vice president of the company acknowledged Thursday morning that 26 employees at its operations will be laid off by the end of April.
The layoff of 13 salary and 13 hourly employees will reduce the number of employees to just under 150.
It is possible that the laid off workers could return.
“It (layoff) is due to decreased demand for cement. As the demand for cement increases then we’ll continue to evaluate our staffing at that time,” said Conroy.