The Longaberger Company has laid off some employees. Spokesman Russell Mack would not release the actual number but did confirm that there was a seasonal furlough of manufacturing employees. On January 5th of last year Longaberger laid off 95 employees citing that the first quarter is always the slowest selling season for the company. Mack says Monday's layoff represents a small percent of the work force. At last report Longaberger had 886 employeees.
Tami Longaberger is selling her mansion. The Chief Executive Officer of the basket making company is asking 15 million dollars for the 200 acre estate. The property is located in Nashport in Muskingum County and is a 20 room Georgian Brick mansion that is 57 thousand square feet and features seven bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and three half-baths. It also features a horse barn, three ponds stocked with fish, a six car garage, a helicopter pad, a pool, a guest wing and a...
The Longaberger Basket Company announced today that it is laying off 95 employee. Spokesman Tom Matthews says the first quarter of the year is always the slowest selling season for the company and the reduction of force is being based on the demand for product. Matthews says 83 basket makers and 12 corporate office employees is the breakdown of the layoff. Mathews says looking to 2011 the company is seeing an increase in on-line sales. He says in 2007 the company...
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.