Work share program debated by study committee
August 27, 2014
Tom Easterday, executive vice president of Subaru of Indiana, told the committee that a work-share program could also help the state retain skilled workers. Too often, he said, workers take jobs out of state after a layoff and might never return to Indiana. Then, when companies are ready to ramp production back up, they spend years training new workers to do the jobs.
Easterday, who is chairman of the Indiana Automotive Council, said work-share would allow those workers to retain most of their salaries and maintain a connection to a company. It would also give companies more consistency in their workforces and allow them to increase production more quickly.
“To retain those skills is very important for the state of Indiana,” he said.