American Apparel to Hire Three Hundred and Fifty Additional Skilled Workers; Los...

American Apparel to Hire Three Hundred and Fifty Additional Skilled Workers; Los Angeles Based T-Shirt and Apparel Company Product Demand Expands Production



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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2004–American Apparel, the largest T-shirt manufacturer in the U.S., continues to expand the company, hiring 350 additional specialized workers for coverstitch-neck/sleeve bias, tape operators, double needle, overlock-set sleeve, overlock-attach neck, tacking-close sleeve, merrow-finish neck, sleeves and blinstich bottom hem sewers. No single needle or trimmers needed.

American Apparel offers the highest wages worldwide in the apparel industry. In addition to offering a liberal wage, the company provides and maintains clean and safe working conditions, numerous employee benefits including comprehensive healthcare and job security.

L.A. based American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of knit garments, producing all of its clothing at its downtown facility, bucking the offshore trend. The company has been among the 10 winners of the ASI Fastest Growing Supplier award for three consecutive years, has ranked among the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities (Inner City 100) for the past two years and has received the 2004 California Fit Business Award.

All of American Apparel’s 1700 employees, sewing and administrative staff are paid fairly. The average factory worker earning $12.50 an hour up to $18.00 an hour in addition to having access to basic benefits like healthcare and other proactive employee benefits. The company has demonstrated that exploitative labor tactics are not only inhumane, but are far less effective than using technology and innovation to advance business.

For further information about American Apparel, visit http://www.americanapparel.net.

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CONTACT:

American Apparel

Job Inquiries:

Carlos Mata, 213-488-0226, ext. 1372

or

Carlos Dominguez, 213-488-0226, ext. 1759

or

Media Inquiries:

Cynthia Semon, 818-788-4468

818-788-4168 fax

American Apparel to Hire Three Hundred and Fifty Additional Skilled Workers; Los Angeles Based T-Shirt and Apparel Company Product Demand Expands Production