Staff have been told in meetings that the jobs will go before Christmas.
Management at the company – the same firm behind the recent controversial ‘sexist’ Hunky Dory adverts – are to meet the affected staff in one-on-one meetings over the next few days.
Tonight local TDs Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle have expressed concern at the prospect of more job losses in Gaoth Dobhair.
The crisp factory accounts for a quarter of the jobs on the Udaras na Gaeltachta industrial estate in the parish.
The move – the company has yet to make a formal announcement – comes just ten weeks after a high-profile launch of a Tayto-branded tortilla snack. There was a promise of 35 jobs back in June – but we understand the new crisp “isn’t doing well” in the market and the stores are “packed with them.”
At that time the company said it had 190 staff. The company has been given huge government grants.
One insider told donegaldaily.com: “A lot of the jobs these days are part-time and we were told the jobs will be going before Christmas.”
TD Pearse Doherty said: “This looks like bad news for the area and I will be seeking a meeting with the company about this.”Tags: