May 28, 2010 

I have some great news to share with you about an upcoming job fair in Ward 5! I, along with Ashley Furniture am sponsoring a job fair on Thursday, June 3, from 10 5 p.m. at 91 S. Martin L. King Blvd. to hire workers necessary to open the new Ashley Furniture store on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The store on MLK Boulevard is looking to hire up to 50 employees in the near future, and another 50 workers  within the next several months. The new 100,000-square-foot Ashley Furniture store is scheduled to open in late summer in downtown Las Vegas. While store operators are primarily seeking sales representatives, they are also interested in hiring warehouse staff, drivers and cashiers. Be sure to bring your resumes and be prepared for an interview!

I'm extremely excited that Ashley Furniture is moving into Ward 5 and bringing much-needed jobs to the community. I look forward to a great turnout at the job fair and to the grand opening of this new store.

The Ashley Furniture store on MLK Boulevard is the latest acquisition of Michael Jedlowski, president and CEO of a franchise operation called Ashley Furniture Home Stores, which is based in Glendale, Ariz.

Jedlowski invested almost $2 million and three months worth of renovation work to refurbish the former Levitz Furniture building that will now house an Ashley Furniture store. This building sat vacant for approximately three years.

I hope you can make it!