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In Alabama, Belle Foods - which bought stores previously owned by Bruno's in 2012 - has decided to convert some full-time staffers to part-time and hire 300 new part-timers as it looks to "right-size" the 57-store company.

According to the story, "Many of the Bruno's stores were unionized, which put the company in a position as it closed locations that a larger number of senior employees with higher than average salaries were working in a decreasing number of stores. According to the release from the company, this caused Belle's labor costs to be disproportionate with the company's revenue. Instead of laying off employees, the company decided to offer some of them part-time positions."
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