Business briefs: Arhaus set to open next month

Arhaus set to open next month

SARASOTA -- Arhaus will open its fourth home furnishing store in Florida at The Mall at University Town Center next month.

The 12,339-square-foot space, located near Macy's on the first floor, is set to open Feb. 27. The Sarasota opening will be the 54th in the United States for the Cleveland-based retailer. Customers are invited to a grand opening Wish List party March 12 with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Guests will be registered to win one of three Arhaus Gift Cards. Winners will be announced that evening. Reservations will be accepted beginning Feb. 19, at the store or online:

Job fair for caregivers set for Jan. 29 in Sarasota

SARASOTA -- CareerSource Suncoast is working with Caregiver Services Inc., to host a job fair next week.

The hiring event will take place Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. at the CareerSource Suncoast Sarasota Career Center, 3660 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota.

Caregiver Services Inc. provides licensed, certified and credentialed caregivers for home-based care. Round the clock services are offered seven days a week. During the job fair, interviews will be conducted for several openings: HHAs, CNAs, Live-in Companions, LPNs and RNs.

No appointment is necessary, but applicants should arrive ready to interview and bring all licenses, certifications and documents noted in the job listing on Applicants should register and upload their resumes to

Union: Airline pressuring mechanics on safety

DALLAS -- A union is suing American Airlines, claiming supervisors are pressuring mechanics to release planes before they are safe to fly.

Local 591 of the Transport Workers Union says that union officials who raised objections were threatened with termination or even arrest.

American Airlines denies the allegations, saying that it complies with federal safety rules. A spokesman said Friday that regulators have not contacted the airline about any critical issues.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration declined to comment because the matter is under investigation.

The local and four union officials filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Chicago.

Herald staff and wire reports