Pilgrim's Pride Corporation plans to close its corporate headquarters building in East Texas and a satellite corporate office in Atlanta as part of its continued integration with JBS USA. Both offices are expected to close within approximately 60 days, as most corporate functions are consolidated at JBS USA's headquarters in Greeley, Colo.
Some Pilgrim's Pride employees at the two corporate offices have been offered positions at other company facilities, but the closures will lead to the elimination of 158 positions at the Pilgrim's Pride headquarters in Pittsburg, Texas, and the loss of 55 jobs at the satellite corporate offices in suburban Atlanta. The company has no plans to cut jobs at production plants.
"While we will continue to maintain a very large presence in east Texas through our production operations in Mt. Pleasant and a smaller administrative office in Pittsburg, most corporate functions will be relocated to JBS USA's headquarters by June," said Don Jackson, Pilgrim's Pride president and chief executive officer.
Pilgrim's Pride began restructuring with JBS in December, allowing it to move out of bankruptcy.