Thursday, February 15, 2007

Hershey To Workers: Hit The Highway

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hershey Co. is cutting its work force by 1,500 and is building a new factory in Mexico as part of a three-year plan to scale back its production lines, the nation's biggest candy maker announced Thursday.

The maker of Hershey's Kisses, Reese's peanut butter cups and Mounds bars currently employs about 13,000 workers, so the planned cuts would amount to 11.5 percent of its work force.

Well, the chocolate company had the decency to announce their layoffs the day after Valentines. There is that. NAFTA is working out very swell for manufacturing workers isn't it? All the Mexicans buying coca-cola evens it all out, or so the unfair trade theorists would have us believe.