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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Market Basket department managers can get HUGE profit sharing.
The Big check comes around Christmas.
They are extremely happy.
I shop Market Basket whenever I know I’ll be near one - great prices.
They want people fluent (enough) in both.
Its not my job to speak their language, I am not the one moving to their country””””
Here in Queens, NY our Pathmark also closed last year and the huge property is still vacant.
In southern nh there are many Hispanic areas. The bottom half of NH is just a Boston/Portsmouth/Manchester suburb.
Way up north in the rural areas you have the standard couple of stores in every couple of towns.
“What percentage of people in rural NH speak only Spanish?”
Zero. NH is 94.6% white, north of Concord it’s virtually 100%.
Funny thing, recently read that Market Basket also has the highest margins in their business too. Nice to hear that.
My biggest objection is that if this is how it is, then our schools have to teach American children Spanish (or whatever other languages will help them get a job in this country).
I graduated HS in 1960. Every student was required to have two years of a foreign language or they could not graduate. I took Spanish in 9th and 10th grades, as the other languages then offered were Latin and French.
I can still understand much of the Spanish language and figure out what it means when written, but when listening to a Mexican speaking very fast I often don’t understand what he/she has said.
Lack of English should make it 100% impossible
That reminded me of the owner of a well known cheese steak sandwich place in Philly (?). Geno’s posted signs that stated all orders had to be in English! ....He caught some grief for that from some groups, but stuck to his rule and was given cable news coverage (which didn’t hurt his business).
Knowing a second language is great, but if you don’t know English, you should be out of luck
I was in an Aldi’s yesterday at 5:30pm that was being run by only two employees.
Howard Dean used to talk about how tuned in he was to black America when he ran back in 2004. Quite funny considering Vermont at that time only had around 5,000 black residents.
There are local high schools here that put that many black folks in the stands during a homecoming game.
Not really....NH is 95% white & about 2+% asian. There are no “hispanic areas” in the state. The state is less than 3% black & hispanic. In general southern NH is conservative & very wealthy. There are some problem spots in Manchester & Nashua.
Overall the state is very safe & the quality of life is outstanding. North of Concord, which is in central NH, it gets rural quick....you don’t have to go too far north. There’s only 1.3 million people in the state. My retirement place is up there & I can’t wait to decamp where I am right now and get up there.
there are farms in NJ?
“Here in Queens, NY our Pathmark also closed last year and the huge property is still vacant.”
We had a Wal-Mart move in that was seriously underselling Pathmark in groceries; I was shocked that our K-Mart survived the cuts to those stores as well because it has been a ghost town since Wally World arrived.
In northwestern NJ the chain supermarkets are few and far between; the population is so scattered. Those places are nice to visit, but I couldn’t imagine living there (especially as a kid - you need a car to go anywhere).
“I graduated HS in 1960. Every student was required to have two years of a foreign language or they could not graduate. I took Spanish in 9th and 10th grades, as the other languages then offered were Latin and French. I can still understand much of the Spanish language and figure out what it means when written, but when listening to a Mexican speaking very fast I often dont understand what he/she has said.”
I graduated HS thirty years later; we were required to have 2 years of a language as well (I believe that has been moved up to 3 since). I must say that while I studied Spanish for 2 years I learned a lot more using it (there is no shortage of opportunity for that in my area); the classes helped in the sense of being able to read & write it. Spanish speakers thing we speak quickly as well (it is almost an illusion caused by lack of comprehension); sometimes they (like us) may speak quickly if they don’t want others to understand.
“there are farms in NJ?”
It is the “Garden State”; there are a lot of farms in NJ once you get away from the major highways that form an “X” across the state (and the slums along them). I believe we grow more eggplant than any other state (yuck), and we also have a lot of cranberries. I can’t think of anything in particular that isn’t grown here; around Halloween the farms have corn mazes to go along with hayrides and pumpkin patches.
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