Hostess closing their doors!!!!
dirt bag

Wooton, KY

#50 Nov 19, 2012
He shut down Darby #5 also, he said " I know we have alot going on in the world, but I have something very important, please shut down darby #5, shut it down now, roger out." hahahahahahahahahahaha!! IDIOTS!!!!!

“There's more than one religion”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#51 Nov 19, 2012
Jeez. Does anyone actually research anymore? They weren't demanding more money - Hostess proposed an 8% CUT in pay and 32% CUT in benefits. The workers balked and walked.

If any of you anti-union folks say that you would happily sit by if your company did that, you are deluding yourself or a coward. Especially when you see the CEO give himself a 300% raise.

It amazes me how people want to blame others EXCEPT for the real parties responsible when stuff like this happens.
granny

Macon, GA

#52 Nov 19, 2012
the onley thing i cant understand if the big government wants every one poor to die then just push more pills in harlan its doing a good job and no one cares and people cant get enought cops just stop your job for one year and crime will stop because every one will be dead.
madman

Winchester, KY

#53 Nov 19, 2012
haha wrote:
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Ever since I heard about that I have been craving twinkies..lol..
I know right
Yaku

Cocoa, FL

#54 Nov 19, 2012
Deon wrote:
Obama voters,get ready....this is just the beginning .....bunch more closings coming ....you wanted Obama ....you got him ....be prepared.
President Obama's recent re-election campaign was, in no small part, built upon the comeback of the auto industry. The hiring has been brisk, and not just at the Big 3 manufacturers -- it's been even more pronounced at the supporting and surrounding businesses. Data from the Department of Labor project that the need will be above average for auto service technicians in the coming years, and that the auto industry is going to need to find, train and hire more than 100,000 new people who can get under the hood and keep our cars and trucks running smoothly.

No easy task to be sure, but it's one that General Motors (GM) and thousands of its dealers are trying to get ahead of. It's also why we traveled to Detroit for an inside look at the problem -- and the solution. Let's just say this: The job of an auto service tech today is as much about laptops as lube jobs, and the pay, benefits and opportunity to grow that come with it are very real.

At the same, another core American industry that's fretting about its future staffing needs and trying new and different things to attract qualified workers. In this case, I'm talking about the trucking business and its need for an estimated 330,000 tractor-trailer drivers over the next 10 years. Our team traveled to Omaha, Neb., to meet with the president of Werner Enterprises (WERN) to see how one of the biggest players in the business is addressing this shortage of drivers. Not only are they training more, paying better and putting their people in an almost brand new fleet of trucks, they're also reinventing themselves in a way that allows their drivers to get home to their families a lot more often.

We all know that the job market is tough right now, but what you may not know is that many businesses are still adding to their headcount and looking to grow. So if you're out of work or know someone who is, and you find yourself wondering who's hiring, here's hoping the attached piece gets your wheels turning and moves you closer to your next new job.

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Yaku

Cocoa, FL

#55 Nov 19, 2012
Of the many issues that will return to the Oval Office with President Obama for a second term, none will be more hotly debated and analyzed than our continued march toward fully implementing so-called Obamacare. Regardless of your stance on the matter, who could ever forget the rancor that surrounded passage of the original legislation two years ago, when lawmakers moved to give the Federal government direct control over an industry that makes up one-fifth of the U.S. economy.

As divisive as the new law is, rarely are its merits held up as an engine of job creation within the healthcare sector. And yet, the inclusion of tens of millions of formerly uninsured patients into our medical system is certain to have a huge impact on the hiring and practices of the nation's hospitals and healthcare providers.

The industry already has an enormous and growing backlog of unfilled, and high paying jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report, of 3.2 million private job openings right now, nearly one-fifth of them (or 632,000 to be precise) can be found in the healthcare and social assistance category.

In Part 2 of Breakout's Who's Hiring? series we show why filling all those jobs is no easy task, as evidenced by the creative and innovative ways being used to recruit people. Take the Cleveland Clinic for example. This Ohio-based hospital is perennially ranked among the best medical facilities in the country, yet recently turned the local football stadium into a giant recruitment festival as part of an effort to hire 500 nurses.

While nurses and doctors might be the first professions to come to mind when you think about healthcare, there's actually a long and diverse list of opportunities to pick from, many of which are among the fastest growing (in terms of job creation) and best paying. From dental hygienists to cardiovascular technicians to lab assistance and occupational therapists, the demand for workers is high. Interestingly, so is the demand for support staff that keep the offices running and the bills humming, as giant institutions need to keep the lights on and their campuses safe.

And finally, you also have to consider the fact that the healthcare sector is recession proof and has been growing faster than the economy for a generation, and is expected to continue to do so, thanks to an aging population that is seeing the fastest growth among people 65 and older. Add it all up, and you can see why so many workers are needed, and that when it comes top jobs, the healthcare sector is hurting for help.
Process Engineer

Atlanta, GA

#56 Nov 19, 2012
TheProfessor wrote:
I guess we should all just keep our mouths shut...work for pennies...clean the masters car....polish the masters shoes...run the masters errands...work seven days a week, 16 hours a day...never get a vacation...etc.etc.etc.....do you right wing, union hating idiots not understand that if we, as normal everyday working class people lose our voices, we are nothing but slaves to the rich. Do you believe for one minute without labor laws and unions to protect the working people that our CEO's and business owners would not take full advantage of us. YOU MUST BE CRAZY or just in denial. Keep fighting against the only things that protect some of you idiots and you might just get what you've been wishing for. FOOLS!!!
You are a fool if you think that company wanted their workers to do any of what you posted, they were not working for pennies either.
Unions served there purpose and got the US government to enact protective labor laws many many years ago, but now unions are no longer needed.
If American manufacturing has any hope of surviving and competing in the global market they must abandon the unions and their absurd demands, if not, plant after plant will close.

Now at Hostess the workers don't have jobs, the shareholders don't get dividends, the US government don't get the taxes and the American people don't get their product.
Greedy unions spell disaster for modern manufacturing.
haha

London, KY

#57 Nov 19, 2012
Their damn cakes are over a dollar when the competitors are 50 cents. Bye bye they are to damn high!
haha

London, KY

#58 Nov 19, 2012
Unions keep sorry people high paying jobs and the rest of us can no longer afford their products. That is why all our jobs moved out of this country.
The unions are the people who are making the real money.
laff now

Hamer, SC

#59 Nov 19, 2012
News today is that the Hostess company is expected to sell. So, they really played some pple. The hostess fans bought most all of their products off the shelf expecting the cakes to be extinct. Read about hoarding and greed in the Bible. I won't be buying any Hostess products ever. They are over priced and one of the reasons our citizens are grossly obese and unhealthy.
laff now

Hamer, SC

#60 Nov 19, 2012
Companies move overseas to pay sweat shop wages and the Bush administration made tax cuts available for companies moving over seas. Pure profit.
Unions have fought for safe working conditions, benefits and minimum wage for all workers Union and non Union. Read some history about the Union and you will surely appreciate all that they have done.Does anyone know the truth about the baker union strike at Hostess?
Uncle Jed

Columbia, SC

#61 Nov 19, 2012
BUST the Unions!
New Depths

London, KY

#62 Nov 19, 2012
laff now wrote:
Companies move overseas to pay sweat shop wages and the Bush administration made tax cuts available for companies moving over seas. Pure profit.
Unions have fought for safe working conditions, benefits and minimum wage for all workers Union and non Union. Read some history about the Union and you will surely appreciate all that they have done.Does anyone know the truth about the baker union strike at Hostess?
Unions have fought for themselves a big check with no investment whatsoever. They make nothing, do no work, and use the people's money to keep lazy worthless bums a big job. It They have bankrupted every company they had employees at. You are all fools! Unions are why Mexicans are taking over!

“Use Your Prepper Sense”

Since: Sep 09

In Your Head

#64 Nov 19, 2012
Old Coal Miner wrote:
<quoted text>Where has coal Improved? Name State and Company Please,And the Reason I am not working is Because that Flopped eared Idiot that is in the White House stopped all the Mining around here,Lucky for me,I had 32 Years in when the Lay off Came,So I just took Retirement,But there are a Large group of people that were not do Lucky,Seems it you that needs some explaining to,And what time we were Messing up this place,We were also Keeping not only here,But Most of this Country going,And since you are so smart,Name me one Industry that has NOT!! Polluted the soil,Water,Air,And every thing else,Name just one??? And its Not Mining Inside the Law,Obama has sold out to the Gas Company's And made the Clean air act so Tough that No Coal can be used in America,And If you think that this is going to make Things better,Then Like I said before,Just stand By,You an't seen nothing yet.
You hope it will get worse...but it may not. I say it will get better.

That flopped eared idiot that is in the White House, is our president, so treat him with the respect he deserves you Communist, twinkled toed bastard.

Please secede.

Hillary will follow Obama, or Biden.

You lose, we win.
Raleigh

Austell, GA

#65 Nov 20, 2012
Can Obama reverse the trend of his first term and cut spending?
The republicans lost and taxes will be raised but will the other side cut spending on anything other than defense?
We have had a record 4 years of over a trillion dollar annual budget deficits.
We are quickly approaching our total debt ceiling and Tim Geithner, Secretary of Treasury, said just recently we shouldn't have a debt ceiling.
No, I hope things get better but I don't see any change in this administration and its attitude toward deficit spending.
zkjbvnk

Richmond, KY

#73 Nov 20, 2012
Old Coal Miner wrote:
<quoted text>Where has coal Improved? Name State and Company Please,And the Reason I am not working is Because that Flopped eared Idiot that is in the White House stopped all the Mining around here,Lucky for me,I had 32 Years in when the Lay off Came,So I just took Retirement,But there are a Large group of people that were not do Lucky,Seems it you that needs some explaining to,And what time we were Messing up this place,We were also Keeping not only here,But Most of this Country going,And since you are so smart,Name me one Industry that has NOT!! Polluted the soil,Water,Air,And every thing else,Name just one??? And its Not Mining Inside the Law,Obama has sold out to the Gas Company's And made the Clean air act so Tough that No Coal can be used in America,And If you think that this is going to make Things better,Then Like I said before,Just stand By,You an't seen nothing yet.
Coal production still doing well in Il
Submitted by Denise Molina on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 6:24am
The low price of natural gas has meant tough competition for the coal industry. Production is down across the country, except, it turns out, in Illinois. IPR’S Brian Mackey reports.

By some measures, Illinois coal is not as pure as what's mined in the Appalachian Mountains or out west. It doesn't generate as much heat and has more pollutants, so it commands a lower price than other types of coal. But lately, that's been an asset.

Tejasvi Raghuveer is an industry economist with the U.S. Energy Information Administration, an independent, non-partisan federal agency. She says a lot of coal-burning power plants in the area have added anti-pollution equipment so they can legally burn the higher-sulfer Illinois coal.

"In that region, we found 30 plants representing about 31 gigawatts of capacity that added scrubbers from 2007."

To give you an idea of how much power 31 gigawatts represents.

"The average demand in New England is roughly about 25 gigawatts."

With so many plants able to burn the lower-cost Illinois coal, demand has stayed relatively strong. While overall U.S. coal production is down, Illinois coal was up 13 percent in the first part of this year. And eight new mines have opened since 20-10, including five this year alone.

there you go old fart!!! full of our selves saying most of the country.you have them blinders on thinking KY coal is the most important. Wyoming produces more coal than KY and WV combined.take the blinders off theres more to the world than eastern kentucky.
Uncle Jed

United States

#74 Nov 20, 2012
Jc penny& announced they're closing their doors 1/5/13 ppl what is happening?

“Use Your Prepper Sense”

Since: Sep 09

In Your Head

#75 Nov 20, 2012
charlie wrote:
Yeah!! Now put that in your sipe and pmoke it,Man why don't you get a life,All you ever do is set on your Sorry ass and try to talk shit on topix,Jimmy Rant!! Maybe if you can get a brain transplant your can change your name to Harlan County Cock sucker,Or if you want to get person to person about this,Then just name time and Place,And the Perry County Mud Truckers will be glad to meet,And exchange some Ides with you,I am sure that we can make you see our Point,
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

You're buds are the badest dudes on earth. I've heard it all before.

So are mine. Yada, yada, yada...

My buds come with badges....Yours?

Idiot!

“Use Your Prepper Sense”

Since: Sep 09

In Your Head

#76 Nov 20, 2012
george wrote:
With a Handle like Jimmy Rant,Why Of Course he did,He is the Father of all his other Brother & Sisters,That's why he is Know as the Harlan County M-F.
Stick to one user name droopy drawers...You don't think we know who you are?

You're an idiot at best.
VET

Wooton, KY

#77 Nov 20, 2012
Uncle Jed wrote:
Jc penny& announced they're closing their doors 1/5/13 ppl what is happening?
You are a lying idiot! Get your facts straight, they are not closing there doors, as a matter of fact, I went on there official web site and they are hiring career positions. You people are not very smart!!!

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