Bed company to open customer service center in Louisiana
ELMWOOD, La. — A Minneapolis company that makes adjustable-firmness beds plans a phone and live chat service and sales center that it says will bring 225 jobs to Jefferson Parish.
The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, or JEDCO, says in a news release Thursday that the Select Comfort Corp. has begun hiring with starting salaries of $30,000 a year.
Officials say they plan to hire 50 people before opening the center in August.
The $1 billion company makes Sleep Number beds, with factories in South Carolina and Utah. Its headquarters and existing service center are in Minneapolis.
JEDCO says it offered a performance-based grant of up to $800,000 for lease assistance, infrastructure costs and relocation expenses.
The space was formerly occupied by Stewart Enterprises, a funeral home bought a few years ago by Service Corp. International of Houston.
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