Chicken producer Perdue will cut nearly two dozen corporate jobs, or roughly 3% of its current corporate staff, according to reports.

“Today, Perdue announced the company is eliminating a limited number of positions at its corporate headquarters in Salisbury, Md. The decision is part of a larger cost-savings effort in response to continued high grain prices and persistently weak poultry markets,” said Julie DeYoung, a Perdue spokeswoman. "The layoffs are confined to corporate staffing and represent approximately 3% of the current corporate staff."

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DeYoung said that other Perdue processing facilities and poultry contracts are not affected by the corporate staff cuts. Some of the workers will be offered other jobs at the company, while some will receive severance packages and unemployment.