If you missed Thursday’s story in the Daily Journal that the furniture industry in Northeast Mississippi being able to absorb some of the 480 layoffs at Lane Furniture, it seems that other companies also are stepping up.
For example, Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and supplier, has openings at its Ecru and Ripley plants.
Brent Koslo, Ashley’s vice president of world wide manufacturing, said the company has 150 openings between the two plants.
Ashley is having a job fair Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each location, hiring for upholstery, upholstery supervisors and the warehouse.
The company employs about 3,000 workers in Northeast Mississippi.
So, with Ashley’s 150 openings, United’s 100 and other openings at Albany Industries, Affordable Furniture, Southern Motion and others, Lane employees have opportunities available.