Poplar Bluff to Host Job Fair for Employees of Closing Plant

SEPTEMBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 3:38 p.m. CDT

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - The Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce will conduct an on-site job fair on Friday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  for employees of Rowe Furniture, which informed workers yesterday that it will close sometime within the next two months.

The company apparently plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, bringing an end to a manufacturing presence of more than thirty years in Poplar Bluff.  Approximately 400 employees will lose their jobs when the plant closes.

The job fair will take place at the plant's cafeteria.