Hostess Bakery, Warehouse Employees Receive Second 2022 ‘Thank You’ Bonus


Lenexa, KS — Hostess Brands, Inc. has distributed bonuses to each of its nearly 2,000 bakery and warehouse employees, up to $1,000, in recognition of their hard work and dedication during the past several months.

“At Hostess, our people are our top priority, and we are pleased to reward and recognize the flexibility and commitment of our bakery and warehouse workers with ‘thank you’ bonuses for the second time this year,” says Rob Weber, chief people officer. “Our frontline workers are essential to delivering the high-quality, great-tasting Hostess and Voortman snacks. We are so thankful to our employees who, despite continued supply chain challenges, have remained flexible with their schedules to always meet the needs of our customers and consumers.”

With supply chain shortages disrupting ingredient availability, Hostess Brands had to stay nimble to produce its iconic snacks, the company reports, adding that at times, this meant adjusting production plans and rescheduling deliveries, which required employees to adjust their hours.

Despite the difficulties, the company says employees continued to operate safely and efficiently, noting that its national warehouse in Edgerton, KS, currently has a 1.26 Total Incident Rate (TIR), which is the number of recordable incidents that a company experiences per 100 full-time employees in any given timeframe. The national TIR average for warehouses is 5.1.

Hostess Brands operates five North American bakeries in Chicago; Emporia, KS; Indianapolis; Columbus, GA; and Burlington, Ontario, Canada.