Hostess Brands en La. Hostess employees prepare to retool <p>Bankrupt Hostess Brands is preparing to lay off its workforce of 18,500 employees. In Louisiana, 420 workers are looking toward their next move. The Louisiana Workforce Commission held a series of orientation sessions for the 200 Alexandria-area Hostess employees this week. Rapid Response manager Greg Anders said turnout was much higher than usual.</p><p>"We contribute it to the high visibility of the layoff, specifically the national media attention surrounding the layoffs at Hostess Brands," Anders said.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:02:21 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 20417 at La. Hostess employees prepare to retool