Hostess closing up shop, laying off thousands - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Hostess closing up shop, laying off thousands

Posted: Updated:
Customer streamed into the Wonder Hostess Bakery Outlet in Phoenix Friday afternoon after they heard about the company's demise. Customer streamed into the Wonder Hostess Bakery Outlet in Phoenix Friday afternoon after they heard about the company's demise.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Examining race relations in Columbus

    Examining race relations in Columbus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:37:09 GMT
    The Missouri crisis is rekindling a debate in America: race relations between blacks and the men and women in blue. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles hit the streets to find out how African American men in
    More >>
    The Missouri crisis is rekindling a debate in America: race relations between blacks and the men and women in blue. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles hit the streets to find out how African American men in this community see the issue. More >>
  • Columbus, Phenix City law enforcement taking "Purge" threats seriously

    Columbus, Phenix City law enforcement taking "Purge" threats seriously

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:33:05 GMT
    A flyer circulating on social media has been causing uproar in the Chattahoochee Valley, and local authorities are not laughing. The flyer promotes a night of violence mimicking that of the popular horrorMore >>
    A flyer circulating on social media has been causing uproar in the Chattahoochee Valley, and local authorities are not laughing. The flyer promotes a night of violence mimicking that of the popular horrorMore >>
  • Phenix City BOE appoints new attorney

    Phenix City BOE appoints new attorney

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:17:03 GMT
    The Phenix City Board of Education appointed a new attorney on Tuesday. In a 5-0-1 vote, attorney Robert "Bob" T. Meadows was appointed as the school board's new attorney. This comes just weeks afterMore >>
    The Phenix City Board of Education appointed a new attorney on Tuesday. In a 5-0-1 vote, attorney Robert "Bob" T. Meadows was appointed as the school board's new attorney. This comes just weeks after former board attorney, Sydney Smith, resigned for personal reasons.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

If you love Twinkies, it could be time to start stocking up as the popular snack cake could soon be history.

Hostess Brands is closing up shop and laying off thousands of workers.

The decision to close their doors came a week after the Bakers union went on strike because of wage and benefits cuts.

Now more than 18,000 workers are losing their jobs.

"The saddest thing is the enormity. How many people are losing their jobs and how many people relied solely on this income to make their way," Hostess transport driver Chuck Black said.

Hostess said it will look for buyers for its iconic snack bands but so far no one has come forward to buy the brand.

For now, the products will stay on the shelves for as long as they last.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Today's Top Stories on News Leader 9

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.