COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today announced that Ashley Furniture will bring 300 new jobs to Etna Township in Licking County.
The 300 new positions will generate $13,800,000 in additional annual payroll with an average wage of $22/hour. In total, the project represents a $70,000,000 investment.
“We have seen incredible job growth in Licking County over the last few years and with today’s announcement, that doesn’t appear to be slowing down,” said Hottinger. “We have worked diligently to cut red tape and encourage new investment in order to improve the quality of life in our community.”
Ashley Furniture is a furniture and mattress store that was founded in 1945. They operate 1,000 stores worldwide.