Apparel

Recruiter in the US Textile Industry Gets Back to Her Roots

October 14, 2016 Industry News, Recruiting, Textile Industry Leave a comment

My textile roots took shape when I was in third grade, when I toured the Dan River Mills Plant in Danville, Virginia — my hometown. I got to touch the raw cotton piled high in the bins lining the plant floor. The plant manager described the process of growing cotton and how it takes root […]

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Coley Company Announces New Team Member

July 20, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

We are excited to announce that in June 2016 Ross Coley joined Coley Company as Executive Recruiter. Ross, son of Doug Coley, comes from Sasser Companies where he led a team in project management and sales. Ross managed client relationships, recruiting, training, and coaching team members. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his […]

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How To Avoid The Counter Offer

March 30, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

  The number one issue that arises in a job change is The Counter Offer. Picture this, you resign from your company and your employer offers you an awesome opportunity to remain with them even after you shared plans to leave. They offer to increase your salary or promote you if you will stay. Wouldn’t […]

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4 Signs It’s Time to Make a Job Change

January 15, 2016 Uncategorized Leave a comment

Time and time again I talk with people who have a hard time trying to decipher if it is time to make a job change. Making a job change can be challenging and scary, but if you take time to critically think through your goals, you may find the right answer. It may be time […]

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The War for Technical Textile Talent

March 27, 2015 Uncategorized Leave a comment

Through 25 years of experience recruiting in the textile industry, I am beginning to see a major trend. Textile companies in the US are thriving and growing at a rapid pace. Companies are now looking for specialized employees to meet the demands to produce new and innovative textile products. For example, people with specific fabric […]

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Hit The Bull’s-Eye With Your Job Search

December 4, 2014 For Candidates Leave a comment

  Hit the Bull’s-Eye With Your Job Search by Doug Coley There are about a million companies in the world to work for.  But, the question is how do I find the company that wants to hire me just as bad as I want to work for them? The goal of your job search is […]

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Denise Davis is Promoted to Vice President

January 28, 2014 Coley Company News Leave a comment

 by Doug Coley Denise Davis has been promoted to Vice President of Coley Company, a Greensboro-based firm providing executive search services for apparel, textiles and nonwovens. Denise has worked in the search industry since 1997, holding numerous positions ranging from managing support staff, directing research efforts and recruiting. Denise formerly worked with Doug Coley as […]

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Cotton is a High-Tech Product

January 21, 2014 Industry News Leave a comment

Cotton is a High-Tech Product by Denise Davis According to a new series on NPR’s Planet Money, “the U.S. has perfected cotton by treating it as a high-tech product.” From seeds designed in labs, to the giant robots farmers use to harvest their cotton, the technology gets better and better every year. See the NPR article […]

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New Happenings at Coley Company

December 16, 2013 Coley Company News Comments Off on New Happenings at Coley Company

New Happenings at Coley Company by Doug Coley Since founding Coley Company in 2010, the textile industry in America has experienced a renaissance.* As a search and recruiting firm focused on apparel, textiles and nonwovens, Coley Company has grown as well. This month, Coley Company has moved its offices to a larger space at Revolution […]

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