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Displaced Hostess workers receive career information

8:20 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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By Tracy Clemons

St. Louis (KSDK) - Hostess workers displaced by the shut down got a little help towards their future Tuesday.

A team from several state and local agencies met with the drivers and machinists at Teamsters Local 688 to give them information about free resources available at the Missouri Career Center. They also got information about unemployment insurance.

Some say the meeting was helpful but many of the older workers are feeling uncertain.

"It's just some of the options are a little different than what we had when we worked at Wonder and Hostess. They want you to buy routes now. Companies are finding out that if they can push a lot of the routes and the ownership onto these people that come in to work there, they don't have to handle a lot of the cost. So the structure has changed. It is more difficult to make a dime out there," said Frank McTigue, a veteran driver.

Resources for the displaced workers included resume building, interview tips, and grants for training programs.

 

KSDK

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