Community Events

Hostess/Wonder Bread Displaced Employees Assistance Meeting

Date: 4/4/2013
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: Main Campus - Tama Hall, Auditorium

Displaced Hostess/Wonder Bread employees are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about the re-employment services available to them under the Trade Act of 2011.

Special Notes

  • Please bring a pen to the meeting.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium.
  • While the meeting is scheduled for two and a half hours, the length generally depends on the number of questions.

Meeting and Trade Act of 2011 Information

Interstate Brands Corporation (IBC)/Hostess Brands, Inc. has been certified by the U.S. Department of Labor for re-employment services under the Trade Act of 2011 (Petition #82165-N). This certification covers workers who have experienced layoff due to lack of work from 11/19/2011 to the present. In an effort to assist you with understanding the possible Trade Act re-employment services available to you upon determination of your individual eligibility, an informational meeting has been scheduled for your convenience.

This meeting will provide you with an overview of the possible Trade Act of 2011 re-employment services available to eligible individuals, as is appropriate, by working with IowaWORKS representatives on the development of re-employment plans.

  • Classroom training,
  • On-the-job training,
  • Job relocation,
  • Wage subsidy for older workers,
  • Health Coverage Tax Credit,
  • and more.

We will also review the timeframes and any deadlines for possibly accessing the services. Local IowaWORKS representatives will also be in attendance at this meeting.

In addition, we will complete the initial Trade Act eligibility paperwork, so please be sure to bring a pen to the meeting. This paperwork is very important because some of the services do not have expiration dates, as long as Congress continues to fund this program or makes no contrary legislative changes. If you do not use any of the services at this time, you may access them, as is appropriate, by working with any Workforce Development Office in the continental United States, but only if your initial eligibility paperwork and determination of your eligibility are on file in Iowa’s State Trade Office.

If you cannot make arrangements to attend this meeting, you may access the initial Trade Act eligibility paperwork and information regarding the possible Trade Act re-employment services by calling your local IowaWORKS office and arranging a meeting with a representative who is familiar with the Trade Act program.

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