Nov 162012

18,500 jobs, or close to it, will comes to an end today along with several iconic snack foods. If you haven’t heard the news, Hostess, the makers of the famous Twinkie, Devil Dogs, Wonder Bread and many other popular snack items will shut down operations seeking protection in Federal bankruptcy court.

You can read an article about the issues on almost any news medium, here is a link to CNNMoney’s take on the subject. The most powerful line in the article in our opinion is the number of people who are affected by this move.

“The closing will result in Hostess’ nearly 18,500 workers losing their jobs as the company shuts 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide. The bakers’ union represents around 5,000.”

Lesson to be learned, no job is safe. Get yourself ready to find work and constantly build your network of contacts.