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300 Jobs for Columbus

By Chip Rogers Posted April 24, 2013 7:43am (EDT)
Hostess is Set to Re-Open the Columbus, GA Plant and Create 300 Jobs

Hostess is Set to Re-Open the Columbus, GA Plant and Create 300 Jobs


Hostess Brands will re-open its large bakery in Columbus, GA creating 300 jobs in the process.

According to a company press release, the Company will initially add 200 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 1969 Victory Drive in Columbus, 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 re-opening of the Hostess plant will give a tremendous boost to Columbus and the local economy," said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commisioner Chris Cummiskey. "Not only will the community benefit from over 300 manufacturing jobs, but Hostess will have access to lower production costs, a workforce training program, and our advanced transportation and logistics network."

The Georgia Department of Labor and Hostess will host a job fair Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 700 Veterans Parkway. For more information about a career with Hostess contact the GDOL Columbus Career Center (706) 649-7423, visit the Georgia Department of Labor website www.dol.state.ga.us or visit jobs.hbnewco.com.

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