Skip to comments.Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)
Posted on 05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT by MamaDearest
Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months.
The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesnt mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.
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Only Mexican's still eat that crap.
I am certainly not a financial expert, but based on personal experience, all the NY equity company owners that bought up stable companies, ruined them in 6 years or less...
“The problem is that I need the caffeine, and would fall asleep at 5:30 pm without it.”
That’s why I drink black tea. I practically mainline the stuff.
Slaughtered by Unions.. And Michelle Obama who’s declared ‘WAR ON SNACKS’ and freedom of choice as she raids children’s lunch boxes and confiscates their Twinkies. That reminds me, when’s her next luxurious, tax payer funded vacation of frills and perks?
Now I could eat a bag of these, especially the chocolate ones.
No problem ... the liberal MSM will be reporting that unemployment has reached a four year low in October. Would you believe 5.4 percent? That’s where we are going ...
Start looking for TastyCakes!
They ain't screwin' wit Skittles, other than trying to extort money.
the little debbie stuff is pretty good and way cheaper than hostess.
With an RC cola of course....
you can make cupcakes as well
The workers are not being "laid off", they're being "proactively retired".
lol my Mex neighbor brags about Bimbo all the time.
I’m suing them; I want labels in 22 languages warning us about this. I know there are many news stories telling how diet soda really isn’t good for you, and I can’t drink regular soda at all (I feel bloated and “belchy” immediately - I don’t know how people drink it). I basically have a beer gut, but don’t drink beer enough to attribute it to that, coupled with a Hank Hill no-ass...
I do intend to cut down on the stuff, but it is hard to get through the day without it.
I hope it’s not too late to buy 40 or 50 cases of Twinkies.
They’ll last forever, you know, with all the chemicals in them.
3 or 4 packs of those and a glass of milk...yum.
I've been stocking up on teabags for iced tea. Name brand sodas are going for around $5.oo a 12-pack, I will NEVER pay that. After $3.00, they can keep it. We used to take day rides in our general area - now we stay home. Can't help but feel sadness for those who've lost jobs. Obama and his regime need to get a taste of unemplpyment SOON.
You want a bunch of union pukes to bankrupt a company so that sweets will be unavailable because you have no self control?
What the hell are you doing on a conservative site?
Shouldn't you be at a union meeting so a bunch of goons can tell you how to live your life rather than you in your weakness you trying to dictate to adults who actually can run their own lives without your help?
Geez, I absolutely hate you nanny staters!
My husband worked for Hostess (Continental Baking) when we were first married.
“Thats why I drink black tea. I practically mainline the stuff.”
I’ve been told I’d get the caffeine without the gut if I just drank old-fashioned iced tea (without sugar - teabags in water); has that been your experience?
HoHo is the best!
Next thing they will tell us which leaves we can legally smoke. Oops, too late.
The only thing I dislike more than twinkies are unions...goodbye.
“We used to take day rides in our general area - now we stay home. Can’t help but feel sadness for those who’ve lost jobs. Obama and his regime need to get a taste of unemplpyment SOON.”
I couldn’t agree with you more. We still go on short rides (under an hour) to places where we can hike and see old mines, furnaces and such to the north & west of us; the days of movies or bowling with the kids, eating out (or ordering in), etc. are over. Occasionally (every few months or so) we will order a movie “on demand” (maximum cost $5, compared to theater prices). When we go to the shore or nearby lakes we bring our own lunch in a cooler; for hiking we need only bring water in canteens (sometimes with imitation Kool-Aid mix), a tube of crackers, a can of Spam, and a can of Cheez Wiz.
I’m glad I grew up in a large family; many of the things people are missing I never had anyway.
We can’t believe the prices on anything on the grocery store shelves these days. $4.00 per pound for hamburger!
Fuel cost are the reason for the price increases of all food items over the last couple of years.
Perhaps this will become merely a memory - instead of an option.
You made my day!
That would be a Ring Ding. Got to keep your Ding Dongs separate from your Devil Dogs, Yodels, and Ring Dings. Personally, I will be renting a storage unit to hoard all my synthetic Hostess “baked” goods in. You never know when you’ll get a yen for a Yodel. If you ever see it auctioned off on Storage Wars, you’ll know that was me.
I personally think they raise the prices (soda, chips, medical supplies, fast food items, etc., etc) because they can. A few cents at a time so the price gouging is under the radar unlike the gas prices that are front and center.
Since you brought up the topic, this is a classic in that space:
Yeah, I assumed rationalized, since it doesn’t look like you rationed anything much. Personally, I’d do the box on a slightly long ride home from the market. I’m not trusted around artificial food.
Unions didn’t make pot illegal.
The government did and since it is illegal we should just throw up our hands and let Michelle Odinga ban anything she wants?
We should just give up?
They’re out of TN, so almost certainly non-union.
I had some guys I worked with ~25 years ago who were addicted to their stuff. Me, I was never much for junk food of any sort.
Ho Hos? Ding Dongs? Cheeze Whiz
Best if all this crap was off the market. “
Fie! You’ll pry the Cheez Whiz from my cold, dead hand. If I could visit one moment in the past, it would be a toss-up between the moment Tchaikovsky thought of putting cannons in a symphonic overture, and the moment the words “aerosol” and “cheese” first came together in someone’s mind.
Yeah, we got lots of exercise walking back and forth to the candy store.
You nee to either get a bigger butt or try Viagra.
Oh yes...all the caffeine and none of the calories! (Though look into using actual loose tea instead of teabags...a 100% improvement in taste!)
I think inflation is more of a cause than anything else (though we officially have none). Our tolls just doubled here in NJ; everything costs more (gold, foreign currencies, etc.) because the IOUs are weakening our dollar.
Playing outside until dark helped.
I once found a can of Minute Maid that was 100% fruit juice instead of the soda-type and it was the best thing I ever drank.
Thanks; I’ll definitely give that a try. I have to do something; it’s one thing to be heavy, and another to have just this grotesque gut.
Hostess used to be part of Wonder Bread, in the Philadelphia area, anyway.
I’m not familiar with a Minute Maid soda-type drink; what do you mean?
This story is about HO HOs, not HOs.