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United Furniture Industry layoffs spark job fairs across the Triad

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce board and NCWorks will be holding 4 career expos in December to help those impacted by the layoffs.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The United Furniture Industries closings have sparked many job fairs across the Triad.

Tuesday, the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce board and NCWorks announced that they will be holding four career expos in December to help those impacted by the layoffs find a job.

Thousands of people lost their job because of the UFI layoffs with many right here in the Triad.

Local businesses and companies are doing everything they can to help.

NCWorks will be hosting four Resource and Career Expos across the Triad.

At each event, the following services will be provided to overcome barriers:

  • one-on-one career advising
  • resume and interview prep
  • supportive training 

Assistant Director of Workforce and Economic Development, Jessica Raby said events like this are held to broadcast information.

NCWorks is a resource for anyone eligible to work in North Carolina. Job seekers are offered a variety of resources at no cost, including career advising, training opportunities, and access to job listings. You can find your local NCWorks location at NCWorks.gov.


Wednesday, Dec.7:               9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

                                                NCWorks of Davidson County

                                                220 East First Avenue Extension, Lexington NC

Friday, Dec.9:                         9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

                                                Randolph Community College Archdale Campus

                                                110 Park Drive, Archdale, NC

Tuesday, Dec.13:                    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

                                                 NCWorks Guilford-High Point

                                                 607 Idol Street, High Point, NC

Wednesday, Dec.14:              10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                                                Kaleidium North

                                                400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston Salem, NC

Thursday, Dec. 15:                 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                                                Goodwill Store and Donation Center

                                                2701 University Parkway, Winston Salem, NC

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