As residents learn about the layoffs at SNE Enterprises, many Mosinee businesses tell Newschannel Seven they're worried about the situation, however, they do not want to appear on camera because they fear it will chase their customers away.
But one local resident, a retired union worker, did have something to say.
"It hurts the family, especially the children in the family when there is not enough food on the table," says Mosinee resident Peter Danczyk.
Mosinee Mayor Bob Feit says the lay-offs could have a big impact on Mosinee's economy. Feit says SNE is a main anchor to the community.
"If 600 people are laid off permanently, it would be a big impact on our community and the area," Feit says.
Newschannel Seven also received feedback from dozens of SNE employees who say they're frustrated with the lay-offs and the salary and benefit packages the company is offering. However, none of those employees wanted to be identified in fear of losing their jobs.