A group of 34 seasonal contract employees who work in the fields at Syngenta’s Kunia seed farm will be laid off Thursday, the company said.
The workers will join 49 other Syngenta “field technicians” who were laid off on July 9. The workers were employed by Akamai Employment Services, which provided them to Syngenta on a contract basis.
Syngenta farms corn and soybean as seed crops on more than 1,000 acres in Central Oahu.
Some of the workers may be rehired in October when Syngenta’s planting season begins, a company spokesman said.