Wellspring Worker-Owned Coop Creates Jobs

Wellspring Worker-Owned Coop (Wellspring, MA)

 

Wellspring Upholstery in Springfield, MA is a worker-owned cooperative that provides furniture services to institutional customers such as UMass Amherst and Bay State Medical Center. The co-op seeks to provide economic security for ex-offenders and other low-income residents from inner city Springfield, MA, where unemployment is high. The co-op provides training, stable employment, health benefits, and the chance to participate in the company’s governance and profits through employee ownership.