Laid off Bassett Furniture workers to...

Laid off Bassett Furniture workers to federal help

There are 1 comment on the WSLS-TV Roanoke story from Sep 16, 2009, titled Laid off Bassett Furniture workers to federal help. In it, WSLS-TV Roanoke reports that:

Congressmen Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello announced today that the workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the layoffs at the Bassett Furniture Main Office in Bassett, Virginia will be eligible to receive federal Trade Readjustment Assistance, commonly known as TRA, from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Larry Burton

Stanardsville, VA

#1 Sep 25, 2009
Well how about the other 6,000 Bassett employees that lost theirs jobs...A Quality Management Consultant to Bassett in 1997 told me that in 5 years you would not recognize Bassett..He was right I was discharged in November 2001..
There are three types of leaders in companies:
1. "Risk-Takers" The first generation whose vision started the company.
2; "Care-Takers" The second generation,ride the success of their father's.
3. Under-takers The third generation.They bury the company. NO vision. Guess who is in charge now at Bassett..1, 2, or 3?

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