Cargill, the food and agricultural giant, cut 2,000 Minnesotan employees on December 1 without any warning.
Several people told Kare 11 that they were laid off in a widespread job cut earlier this week.
Employees said they were called in on the first of the month, let go without warning and were told to immediately leave the building. They also were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, preventing them from speaking publically on the matter, Kare 11 reported.
Cargill employs 138,000 people world-wide, though the headquarters are based in Minnesota.
Kare 11 reported that Mike Cargill refused to comment on the cuts and the company has not yet issued a statement regarding the lay-offs.