Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hostess today announced plans to expand and reopen its bakery in Emporia, Kansas.
The company said it would initially add 250 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years.
The baking facility, located at 1525 Industrial Road in Emporia, will resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of Hostess' iconic snack products, including Twinkies, Cup Cakes, HoHos and Ding Dongs, the company said in a news release.
"I am delighted with the progress we have made upgrading the Emporia facility since we acquired Hostess," said Dean Metropoulos, Hostess chairman and CEO. "We have expanded the bakery's capacity significantly, which will result in meaningful job growth in the Emporia community and ultimately help us achieve our goal of bringing Hostess products back to the shelves for our customers as quickly as possible.”
Hostess is currently taking applications at its Emporia facility. To apply, go to the KANSASWORKS office at 1622 Industrial Road in Emporia, Kansas, or apply online at www.thearnold-group.com. Applicants can also visit jobs.hbnewco.com or call Hostess at (816) 701-4600 for more information.