Originally Posted by jspchief
That's a little misleading. They may take home more with unemployment, but taxes and social security aren't withheld. Come April, they will owe taxes on all that unemployment money.
And then there's the issue of unemployment being a finite benefit.
I think they are probably assuming that once Hostess re-emerges out of bankruptcy under new ownership, many of the workers will probably be hired back. I dunno, that's my guess anyway....