Hostess Notifies State Of 184 Layoffs

The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread says it may have to shut down or significantly scale back operations at its plants in nine cities.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wholesale baking company Hostess Brands Inc., has notified the state it may lay off more than 180 workers in Wisconsin as part of its plan to get out of bankruptcy.

WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/JffGVn ) reports Hostess Brands has filed a notice with the state Department of Workforce Development. The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread says it may have to shut down or significantly scale back operations at its plants in nine cities; including Madison, De Pere, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Brookfield, Greenfield, Wausau, La Crosse and Eau Claire.

Hostess says the change may affect about 184 employees in Wisconsin. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.


Hostess may layoff 250 in Washington state 

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hostess Brands has warned its 250 employees in Washington state they could lose their jobs in 60 days.

The maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and trying to renegotiate its contracts with the Teamsters and bakery workers unions.

A notice filed with the state Employment Security Department this week said among the areas of the state that could be affected are Seattle, with 111 Hostess employees, Lakewood, with 53 employees, Everett with 15 workers and Spokane with 14.

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