15 thousand laid off in Honduran Bread Making Industry

The Association of Bakers announced that the sector is preparing to lay off 15,000 workers because they can absorb the increase in minimum wages.

Friday, January 9, 2009

According to latribuna.hn "After a meeting of business owners from the sector, it is estimated that each bakery has an average of 70 to 75 employees of which 10% will have to be fired, for a total of 15 thousand persons.

Many bakeries will be forced to close their operations because they are not able to support the salary increased ordered by the government.

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