Genesis Furniture in Pontotoc closed, 63 laid off

news_business_greenBy Dennis Seid

Daily Journal

PONTOTOC – Genesis Furniture Co. in Pontotoc has closed, according to a notice issued by the Mississippi Department of mployment Security.

The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers.

According to the notice, “the closure of Genesis Furniture is due to a decline and or lack of orders, demand for products and competition from other furniture manufacturing companies who obtain cut-and-sewn components from overseas.”

Rapid Response orientation sessions for laid-off employees are scheduled for Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Pontotoc WIN Job Center, 182 Highway 15 N in Pontotoc.

Help with writing résumés, job training opportunities and other services will be offered.