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The Wall Street Journal: Factories tire of wage wars; give Fridays off, spiff up bathrooms

10 May 2019
Companies compete for blue-collar workers with flexible schedules and better amenities.

Originally found at Wall Street Journal by John D. Stoll

Five years ago, entry-level candidates could expect to earn nine bucks an hour at a Haworth Inc. office-furniture factory. The economy was humming, but job growth was choppy, and wage gains anemic.

Things changed, though, as average unemployment in the counties where Haworth makes products like movable walls, desk chairs and storage cabinets tumbled from 6.3% in 2014 to 3.6% last year. Today’s newcomer makes $12.50 an hour.

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