Emerson Electric Lays Off 92 Employees in Paragould

PARAGOULD - Emerson Electric in Paragould has laid off 92 employees.  Emerson spokesman Dave Baldridge says 47 temporary and 47 full time employees will be let go.  He says a slowdown in their housing market and for home appliances created less of a demand for their product.  They make electric motors for washing machines and dryers.  Balridge says it was a business decision and had nothing to do with the quality of the workforce at its Paragould location.