SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries is temporarily laying off about 50 employees until early November.
The company plans to rotate the layoffs based on production needs at its Saint John plant.
Company spokesman Joel Levesque says a number of factors caused the layoffs including poor summer weather, and a weakening economy in the United States, where nearly 50 percent of the breweries’ output is shipped.
Full production is expected to resume between November and Christmas, but employment levels will be re-evaluated in 2009.