LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – A western Indiana auto assembly plant and economic development officials have turned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to recruit workers from among soldiers planning to leave the military.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., in conjunction with Greater Lafayette Commerce, has enjoyed some success finding soldiers willing to relocate to the Lafayette area about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Eighteen Fort Campbell soldiers recently attended a talent attraction weekend at SIA in which they toured the plant, explored the Lafayette area, and completed a pre-hiring assessment. The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/1UfFncBa ) about half of those who attended plan to accept an offer from SIA and relocate in the next few months.
Greater Lafayette Commerce workforce development coordinator Kara Webb says former soldiers have skills attractive to employers.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com
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