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City Councilor Baca and Creamland™ Dairy Team Up to Help Displaced Workers

Creamland™ opens employment application process for former Bimbo employees.
January 31, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE – When Bimbo Bakeries USA announced plans to shutter their Albuquerque bakery operation this spring, Councilor Joaquín Baca’s office began fielding calls from District 2 constituents. Some lamented the loss of the only Bimbo Bakery plant in New Mexico, others were concerned for the 149 workers, facing unemployment when the plant closes its doors for the last time in mid-April.

“I wanted to find ways to help these workers and their families,” said Councilor Baca. “The Bimbo plant was a fixture in the North Valley for decades. Many of the workers have been with the plant for years and will now have to find other work so they can continue to earn a living and care for their families. I am glad to announce that Creamland™ Dairies will offer opportunities for them.”

In the company’s Jan. 14 announcement, Bimbo, USA regretted the closing, stating that volume loss and the aging bakery and outlet facility on Montaño near North Second Street was inconducive to company growth plans. That means no work for 123 of the plant’s 149 employees. Creamland Dairy, a Dairy Farmers of America Brand, saw the need and offered their help.

Diana Schesser, Senior Human Resources Manager at Albuquerque’s Creamland Dairy, contacted Councilor Baca when she heard of the closing. “We are opening our employment application process to the displaced Bimbo associates,” said Schesser. “Anyone who is interested is welcome to apply for positions that we are currently looking to fill — just checkout our DFA careers site,”