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Home Items Store Helps Laid-Off Employees To Find Other Jobs

Posted May 8, 2001 9:09 a.m. EDT

— When people are laid off, they usually get a pink slip, pack up their desk and leave. However, that is not how it works at Waccamaw Homeplace.

The home items store is trying to help employees depart with something more: a new job.

Sandra Harvin, operations manager at Waccamaw, is helping her associates by calling competitors, offering who she believes are the best employees around.

"Coming from one manager to another, to offer your associate to them is great, especially in this Raleigh market," she says.

Many of the employees who were at the store when it first opened say they are actively looking for jobs, but they admits that they will most likely stay until the store closes for good.