Help for laid-off workers of Chromcraft furniture

From the Mississippi Department of Employment Security:

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Mississippi Partnership Local Workforce Investment Area announced today, that they will hold Rapid Response meetings to provide help with reemployment and retraining services for the workers laid-off by Chromcraft Furniture in Senatobia, Mississippi.

The Rapid Response meetings are scheduled for Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. at the Northwest Community College located at 4975Highway 51 North, Senatobia, in the David M. Haraway Center. Former Chromcraft employees may attend any of the three sessions offered.

Those attending the sessions will receive information on employment services and re-training assistance such as conducting a job search, creating a resume, job placement assistance and the Home Saver Program, which helps eligible individuals with mortgage payments. Representatives from the local WIN Job Center and Northwest Community College will be present to give information on re-training opportunities and workforce education.

“The MDES staff and our workforce partners are especially capable of responding to the needs of those workers who lost their jobs as a result of the recent layoff,” said Mark Henry, executive director of MDES. “This is a collaborative effort that involves many workforce professionals at the state and local level. We look forward to meeting with the workers to provide them the assistance they need to return to work quickly.”

For more information about the meetings contact the Senatobia WIN Job Center at 662-562-3351.

Media contact: Kathryn Stokes: kstokes@mdes.ms.gov (601) 321-6526

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