Crisis Management Blue Bell CEO calls post-recall layoffs ‘agonizing’ The ice cream maker is laying off more than 1/3 of its workforce, and hitting another 1,400 with furloughs. By Matt WilsonMay 19, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.