Effective immediately, La-Z-Boy Inc. said it will eliminate 10 percent of its global workforce, including 300 jobs at the Newton, Mississippi, upholstery manufacturing plant, as part of its initiatives to strengthen the residential furniture giant following the COVID-19 impact.
An estimated 300 jobs will be eliminated when production at the plant ceases in December.
A 180-year-old company that prided itself on producing residential furniture built to last has announced it will close its doors within the year. Posted on E.A. Clore Sons' website, the company said, "It was a very difficult decision to make. Our family and craftsmen have worked for many decades, proud of the fine furniture they created."
MONTREAL - High fiber costs and low market values have forced Resolute Forest Products to suspend indefinitely its wood-cutting operations in Quebec's Mauricie region near Trois-Rivieres. The suspension, which took effect November 27, affects at least 180 jobs.