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December 3, 2013

Employer: Work-sharing program won't help seasonal layoffs

Seasonal Layoffs

ANDERSON — The creation of a work-sharing program by the state would assist employers experiencing fluctuations in workloads that create layoffs, but at least one Anderson employer says the program would not help their seasonal workforce.

Rebecca Webb, manager of S&H Trucking, 5411 Layton Road, said 35 dump truck drivers who are laid off between December and April could not be retained by such a program.

“They drive dump trucks so when the work isn’t available there is nothing for them to do,” she said.

Webb said that layoffs are done in increments over a four-week period by seniority, but by Jan. 1, there are no drivers working.

“I don’t think it would be helpful for us,” she said. “When we have work the same guys are called back so we do not spend any money recruiting or hiring.”

— Traci Moyer, The Herald Bulletin

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