Western Baking to announce more jobs

Posted at: 10/19/2012 8:07 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Gov. Susana Martinez
Photo: Gov. Susana Martinez

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Alamogordo Friday to announce hundreds of new jobs.

Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela are set to join Western Baking Corp. officials for a ribbon cutting and announcement of 300 to 500 jobs over the next three to five years at the company's new Alamogordo facility.

According to a press release, wages at Western Baking Corporation will average $14.50 per hour.

Western Baking is a cookie and cracker manufacturing company that provides private label baked goods to retailers across the country. It has invested $15 million in the Alamogordo plant where two other bakeries have failed.

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