Corelle Brands LLC is moving a portion of its manufacturing and distribution operations to Marshall County, MS. The manufacturer and marketer of houseware brands such as Pyrex, Snapware and Corelle plans to invest $27.7 million in the construction of a new facility and create approximately 400 jobs by the end of June 2020.
It has been reported that the biggest issue, nationwide, hindering businesses’ growth is the inability to find qualified applicants to fill the job. Research shows there is a considerable gap between the skills needed for the job and those possessed by the individuals hired to do that job. In efforts to build a stronger workforce in Iberia Parish, the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce, along with partnering agencies and sponsors, has applied to become an ACT certified Work Ready Community, part of a national initiative that equips high school students (and adults) with the necessary skills to succeed in the modern workplace and then links employers with those newly-skilled employees.