Hy-Vee announces another round of layoffs

Hy-Vee has announced another round of layoffs.

The Iowa grocer announced Friday that another 57 positions have been eliminated.  The most recent layoffs came from the IT, engineering, equipment, real estate, and construction departments.

There have been 415 corporate positions eliminated from the company in recent weeks.  Workers were offered retail positions and will be provided with 30 days of pay and benefits, according to the company. 

In recent months, the Des Moines-based company has asked more than 600 employees to take retail positions.  Hy-Vee says it’s facing a number of economic challenges.

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