I Got a Job I Love! ❤️

I Got A Job I Love.

Along with so many other great people!  We love what we do, who we do it with, and who we do it for.  

Get a job you love too! ❤️ Join me at Townsend Leather, the award-winning Best Place to Work and Top Workplace! 
Townsend is proud to have the best jobs in the area and make the best leather in the world, and YOU can join me here.  

Townsend Leather loves our community and is proud to be crafted in the Glove Cities.  We are growing as a company and are really excited about the team and culture we have cultivated over the years.  We are at a pivotal moment of huge growth and are so excited for our future. We are currently looking to fill about 12-20 more of our hands-on, hearts-in leather-crafting production careers.  

For many years, we have been named a Top Place to Work and the Best Place to Work, with 40 Under 40 award-winning leadership, and even more special awards, just for our company culture.  We take the act of creating a team very seriously and hope to provide lifelong jobs for our community. 

We offer highly competitive pay, bonuses, an impressive full benefits package, and we are looking, right now, to grow our Production Team and Shoe Leather Teams as well as some other areas, and everywhere across Townsend has a lot of growth potential for the future; despite the current times and challenges, we are super busy and are projecting even more growth in the coming years. 

  • Townsend is a many times winners of Top Workplace and Best Place to Work – recognized as the best place to work in the capital region by not 1 but 2 places that do this stuff for a living.  Townsend is the Best Place to Work.
  • We love what we do, who we do it for, and who we do it with.  Our company culture is like no other.  We make the world’s best leather, and we do it as a team.  Making the world’s best anything is cool, making the world’s best leather is beyond cool.  

See more about our career opportunities at our Job page: 

See what Townsend Partners have to say about LOVING their job. 
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54 entries.

Just saw this billboard and it made me smile. Glad places like Townsend Leather are in our community.
John Evans

Phoenix AZ
Keep up the good work! Love working with such a dependable company - always professional !
Gisela Olvera

I am thankful to work with such a committed team, from customer service, quality to the owner. I always feel we are listen. Townsend team is always willing to improve when we have any kind of requests or suggestions.
Dani Mashak

We appreciate that you are made in the U.S.A, and can usually get orders out quickly for us that meet our customer's expectations.

I am thankful to work with such a committed team at Townsend, from quality, customer service up to Jared. Thank you for always want to to better for your customers. I appreciate it.

I love being part of this area's legacy. Having my hand in leather, just like so many people before us, being part of that story feels cool.
I love being able to tell everyone I know that we have made leather for Vanilla Ice
Pamela Goldswer

I get asked this question a lot from people and the answer is always the same. There is not place like Townsend because our people make each day the best it can be by being excellent to each other Every. Single. Day

It feels like a shared vision here. Everyone together, working toward something special. You get to be yourself and at the same time be part of something, that is something I love.

Sharon Springs
I love that everyday I get to do and learn new things. The people here are so willing to talk about what they do, and it makes me want to try my hand in every department. And the whole workplace culture is wonderful. Management listens when I have a problem and they work quickly to remedy it.
I love being able to see and handle all of the beautiful leathers that are made here. I am coming up on my 28th Anniversary and so thankful that I have been able to be a part of this company for so long!! I also love the love and appreciation I get from my boss! A true family!
I love getting to work with beautiful leathers everyday! There are so many different kinds

After working a few thankless jobs over the past 15 years, coming to Townsend was literally hitting the "job-jackpot" My mentors and supporters here have helped me grow not only In my career, but in life as well. I love being a part of such a great company.

I am thankful for not being "just a number" in an oddly fun and chaotic workplace, but to be a "Partner" in something much larger...A Family. A Family that takes care of each other and jumps in when necessary.

Everyday I get to spend time with people I love and get my hands onto something awesome. It feels great.

i love feeling part of something

I love making leather!
Kylie Manoogian

I love how much of a family Townsend is - we make the best of everything. Having such driven and dedicated partners make you want to excel at whatever you're doing! The different personalities and cultures make for an interesting day, everyday :)
Elsa Buseck

I love how familiar everyone is with each other. We all know each others personalities, likes and even dislikes. LOL We really are like a close family! I feel very comfortable at my job EVERY day!

It might not be easy at times but the one thing is we are treated like family. We come in and work as a team everyday, through the good and the bad we have fun, laugh, joke around with one another while creating beautiful leather and being proud of what we make.

I love who I work with. This team is the f'n best!

Something I love about my job is the feeling that my work matters. I have input and a voice and am part of something.
Cara Cooper

Vero Beach
Thank you for always sharing videos and photos of your teams spreading joy and appreciation. Townsend is setting the standard on driving creativity through adversity. Thank you for the "thank you"s. :)
Jacqueline Carlon

Vero Beach, FL
I am thankful for our industry and thankful for the creativity behind the wonderful and thoughtful Townsend Leather "thank you" video - your creativity is inspiring and more importantly, I am reminded of how important the word "thank you" truly is. Thank you!!!!!
Glenna Widicker Gow from Nelco Interiors

675 N North Court #100, Palatine, IL 60067
hang in there!
Jared Eckler

For all our partners and their families safety through this year!! We have been through tough economic times before but never mixed with matters of life and death and uncertainty around health and our livelihood! Together we have made the best of a year Where that takes work! Thankful for the business and opportunities we do have and thankful for all our partners that help us capture and excel at them!!

I am thankful to be connected to such heart-filled people, as Townsend Leather, who come together to help each other through tough times

I am thankful for waking up everyday to be able to enjoy what our lives have, awesome family and friends 😍
Barbara Gifford

Obviously, thankful for good health during this COV19 but also for the friendships I developed with co-workers, my associates throughout the world and the designers that I've had the pleasure of assisting on projects.

Thank you to all our customers redoing and updating their showrooms and workrooms with Townsend Leather. Our sample dept. loves to be kept busy with making samples for your use! Keep the requests coming!

Having a job at Townsend

Feeling thankful to have most of our workforce back and to be making beautiful
leather for customers around the world here in Johnstown, New York.
Nina Lomanto
I am thankful for a safe and comfortable place to work and the kind people I get to work with
Kayla Savage

Thankful and so blessed to live this beautiful life surrounded by amazing family, friends, and doggos! ❤️

Thank you Townsend Partners for having such heart and passion in all you do.
Sarah Eckler
Thank you to all our customers who engage with Townsend Leather and incorporate our leathers into their designs. You are the reason we get to do what we love!

Thank you Townsend for all the hard work that you put into your product and making it beautiful for our projects.

I love the fall, especially because of NBAA. The months and time we anxiously and excitedly prepare for NBAA is like the feeling as a kid on Christmas Eve. The anticipation and inspiration felt from this show and our customers is something to look forward to the entire year!

I love the personal relationships that I have developed with our customers, throughout industries. I know about their personal lives and things that are important to them; not just about our work together.

I love when a customer challenges us by asking for something we have never done on leather. Challenge accepted!

Thank you to all the essential workers that have worked tirelessly to keep so many others safe.

Thank you ice cream, for existing.

I am thankful for sunlight.

Thank you Jared Eckler for being the best leader and role model I’ve had the honor of working for. Thank you for believing in every one of us. Much love for you and the entire Kucel Family
Pamela Goldswer

Glove Cities
Thank you to all our partners for being so willing to do whatever it takes for our leather and for each other.
“Hire great people and give them freedom to be awesome.”

I'm thankful for my family, health and Townsend Leather!
Rachel Hidde
Thank you to all who bought 50/50 tickets today to support Roy! We really have the most generous people! :)

Thank you Townsend for creating such beauty

For the generosity towards helping Roy M. Willis - thank you so much to all! Rachel Hidde and Danielle M. Intelisano told me everyone is really helping out!

Thank you for the everyday motivation of becoming better

to Pamela Goldswer and to all the new partners on our team the past month or two of new partners has me so excited for our future! I’m always inspired to do all I can for us to be successful but with such a great influx of great new partners it makes me doubly want to push all opportunities I and we can to reach an even greater potential we have!

Thank you, Townsend, for accepting me and believing in me.

Thank you Townsend Leather for 50 years of positive action in our Glove Cities community.

Thank you to all Townsend Partners for making it such a joy to work every day.

Townsend Leather is so FULL of love.  We work by and with our hearts and it shows all around.  Here is just a glimpse of the love and hearts in and around Townsend.  

Maybe you’ve seen our “Get a Job You Love ❤️” billboards around, or maybe you’ve been to an Amsterdam Mohawks game and saw Townsend there, or maybe you’ve come across us online somewhere – and you might have wondered what all those icons/stickers/little weirds were. 

Each one has a story, a Townsend story.  



Townsend’s leadership team is full of award winners, notably 3 distinguished as 40 Under 40 winners, with Tim Becket as the most recent recipient: 





For many years, Townsend Leather has continuously won awards for our Team, our culture, and our Leadership – making us the Top Work Place and Best Place To Work: 





We believe in our company, in our people, and in our culture.  We believe in making it better every day.  Awards like these are not necessary, they aren’t something we specifically strive for, but to be recognized for the things that we hold near and dear to our hearts, feels good:





Be Excellent to Each Other is a credo we gladly live by at Townsend.  We are Partners in this together, crafting side by side and continually being excellent, together.  You can buy this as a shirt and proudly wear your excellence:




Townsend is an equal opportunity employer and is a proud supporter of the HRC and its mission. We are heartfelt intent on balance, growth, and innovation for all, especially those that face marginalization and unfair barriers. 




We are Stronger Together.  We love our team.  So we do everything we can to support one another.  We have a “Hides of Hope” Partners supporting Partners system where we can work together to help each other through tough times and celebrate with each other in great times, our Stronger Together shirts even help support our system:




We love our Glove Cities community.  Which is why are proud to give our around $10,000 in local community support each year.  We love hugs and this is one small we we can gift out and hug our community:





Thumbs-ups are the best, right?!  We love high-fives, air-high-fives, hugs, and every kind of hand-gesture-celebration!  Sometimes we are just feeling thumbs-upy! 





We love t-shirts at Townsend!  We love to rock and we love shirts.  We love to rock so much we made a shirt about it, we love shirts so much, we made a website for them!





Townsend Leather makes the world’s best upholstery leather.  We are masters of cowhide, and that is not a brag, it is just a fact.  Our team is the world’s best at crafting leather.  Our team is cool.  This cow is cool, just check out their sunglasses (that’s how you can tell they are cool), everyone at Townsend is always wearing metaphorical sunglasses because they are endlessly cool. 




Townsend is also full of goofballs, shirts, leather, and fun.  Some of our absolutely legendary Partners are known as the “who what where guys”.  And can often be found severing as our own 3 stooges crew: 





At Townsend, we love what we do, we love who we do it for, and we love who we do it with.  Everything we do is based on passion and craft. We are a team of thinkers and problem-solvers, innovators, goal-setters, question-askers.  

We only seek out doers, action-takers, and awesome people. So, since we look for those things, our team is already staffed with the greatest people in the area.  When you join our team, you will be surrounded by the greatest people with the biggest hearts.


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