Claiborne County company expansion to add 300 jobs

Claiborne County company expansion to add 300 jobs

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Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand as England Furniture announced it will be adding 300 jobs over the next five years in New Tazewell. Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand as England Furniture announced it will be adding 300 jobs over the next five years in New Tazewell.

NEW TAZEWELL (WATE) - Furniture company England, Inc. announced Thursday it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Tennessee by expanding their New Tazewell facility. The expansion means an investment of $17.5 million dollars and the hiring of 300 new employees over the next five years.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty were on hand for the announcement Thursday afternoon.

"Tennessee's reputation is synonymous with quality workmanship around the world. We are known for a level of craftsmanship that is increasingly more difficult to find. England has tapped into our high quality workforce where the Tennessee tradition of pride and commitment to excellence remains second to none," Hagerty said. "I congratulate England on fifty years of success here in Tennessee and appreciate the jobs they have created and will continue to create into the future."

England Furniture currently employs 1,050 people and says the expansion is due to the addition of new product lines.

People interested in applying for a job can apply directly at England's Human Resource Department located at 995 England Industrial Rd. in New Tazewell Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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