Skip to comments.NH scrambles to assist more than 1K supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores ea
Posted on 08/07/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT by matt04
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has directed the state's Rapid Response Team to provide assistance to over 1,1100 workers losing their jobs with the closing of six Stop & Shop supermarket stores and six Shaw's stores last week.
The team, led by the Department of Resources and Economic Development, coordinates with companies and will hold in-person sessions to connect affected workers with services and job opportunities.
"New Hampshire is an all-hands-on-deck state, we pull together and pitch in to help those in need, and I will work to ensure that state government does its part," Hassan said in a statement Tuesday.
Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop Supermarket LLC said Tuesday its six stores and three gas stations in New Hampshire will close by Sept. 21. It said they have not achieved performance goals. The closings in Bedford, Hudson, Exeter, Milford, and Manchester will affect about 670 employees.
Last week, Shaw's said it would close six of its 34 New Hampshire stores over the next month, affecting 450 employees.
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Full title: New Hampshire scrambles to assist more than 1,000 supermarket workers after Stop & Shop, Shaws close 6 stores each
Hmmm, actually owned by Ahold, a Dutch company.
Here in my area in NJ they want bilingual cashiers; I understand the logic, but couldn’t give a hoot if they lose their jobs. Our Pathmark closed years ago (and still sits vacant); they still had American workers.
I know there is wisdom there but I just can’t quite get at it... union shop closed down... non union shop open and employees getting paid... yeah there is something there! ;-)
Some how I see a “Bush’s Fault” spin coming.
Have to say the first Stop & Shop I ever visited was in NH. Loved the store. They were also good about hiring those that are as we say today, “challenged”. Too bad that unions are killing off another business.
Thousand Eleven Hundred. New math I guess. Like “a dollar two eighty five”.
Royal Ahold, believe it or not. They own a chain of supermarkets in Western New York (Tops). The employees use a subtle change in their name when referring to them. Can you guess what THAT might be?
Demoulas Market Basket. Proudly non union.
I'll spell it out for you. One thousand, eleven hundred. Duh.
Are you saying (awkwardly) that “American” workers are not bilingual?
I mentioned today to my sister that the employees of Market Basket (and I've been to several) seem so much more cheerful than workers at Stop & Shop (also been to several of these). She told me that Market Basket employees (in addition to being non-union) get profit-sharing! No wonder Stop & Shop employees seem relatively glum -- no profit-sharing and getting soaked for union dues! ;-)
They used to own Bi Lo and Bruno’s.
maybe aldi can move in and compete with the dutch stores....
So how is that recovery summer number 5 working out for ya ?
I want WEGMAN’S!
Shawls isn’t unionized.
There is a chain called Market Basket that has opened at least 3 new stores in the past 1.5 years around Manchester. They are priced lower than everyone else. They’re always packed with people. I think this is a major factor.
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