Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

Hanesbrands adds 120 US knitting jobs

Hanesbrands announced on January 26 it was adding 120 jobs to the 450 at its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant in a $1.5mn expansion. A decade ago, the plant employed 480.

The move has been reported as “HanesBrands reshores 120 Jobs.”

Its impact is likely to be substantially less than the 600 jobs lost in March 2014 when Fruit of the Loom moved its Kentucky knitting operation to Honduras in March 2014, or then 70 lost in April 2014 when Delta moved fabric production from Maiden, North Carolina plant to Honduras.