The Longaberger Basket Company says it is calling back about 60 laid off basket makers in preparation for the holiday season. Company Spokesman Tom Matthews says many of the former employees have already returned and a few more will be called back this week. Matthews says the workers will help the company build inventory before the holidays. Matthews says the company is encouraged by some of its online sales numbers. The moves comes after a series of layoffs this year. Longaberger eliminated...
Basket collecting is a long-standing tradition for many locals.
Longaberger celebrates Heritage Days, the two-day event was held at Longaberger Homestead. All kinds of activities were set-up for the public; there was also a wide array of baskets on display for purchase.
"I mean there's tons of people here, lot's of different items, people are coming in here for a while, going to Dresden for a while but sales have been good," said Basket Vendor Greg Burr.
The Longaberger Company is cutting 35 full-time positions. Company spokesman Tom Matthews says most of the people affected were those with professional and supervisory positions from all aspects of the business. The cut occurred Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. But the employees were paid through Friday. Matthews says Longaberger is suffering from a still weakened economy just like every other business and it’s trying to run in an efficient and cost effective manner.
We have more details tonight concerning a major change at the Longaberger Company we first told you about Friday night.
Robin Crossman, who had been with the company for seven months, was let go sometime last week. Spokesman Tom Matthews says Chief Executive Officer, Tami Longaberger, made the decision. He say she was not satisfied with the performance of the company and those duties fall to the president.
Tami and a management team will now share those duties.
The Longaberger Company is in a time of transition.
The Newark Advocate is reporting that Company President Robin Crossman was let go earlier this week. Crossman was initially hired last fall. The Newark Advocate cites that the daughter of founder Dave Longaberger, Tami Longaberger, made the decision.
It says Crossman will make the sixth president the company has let go in seven years.
There is something lucrative happening in the village of Dresden.
Today was the annual Basket Happening at Tri-Valley High School. For Longaberger basket fans, they may have though they died and went to heaven.
"We want to give people an opportunity to get a jump start on their shopping season so they can come out here and enjoy the possibility of getting one of those Longaberger baskets they have been wanting to have," says Bill Embree with the Dresden Village...
The Longaberger Company today announced that it’s calling back 50 basketmakers. Company Chief Executive Officer Tami Longaberger says the move is in response to strong sales of its new National Football League and Collegiate lines and to help build inventory for what is expected to be an improved holiday season. The employees will return to work in Frazyesburg this week. Longaberger says she’s seeing gradual signs of improvement in the economy and they are happy to be putting people back...
The Longaberger Company has announced that a new president has been named to manage day-to-day operations of the company. Chief Executive Officer Tami Longaberger has appointed Robin Crossman as president effective immediately. Longaberger says Crossman brings more than 20 years experience in direct sales to the company and has a proven track record of accomplishments within the industry. Crossman has held a variety of senior leadership positions at direct selling company from family-owned...