Blue Bird Corporation this week laid off 115 production workers in its Fort Valley, Ga., manufacturing facility.
Company officials cited supply chain disruptions exacerbated by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine for the workforce reduction, which was implemented with "immediate effect," according to Blue Bird spokesperson Julianne Barclay. The layoffs amount to less than about 6% of the company's total workforce.
"Blue Bird does not anticipate any additional workforce reductions at this time," Barclay said. "Affected production workers could be eligible for rehire once the economic conditions improve."