Arkansas-based OK Foods offers workers raises, cars
Arkansas Gazette – Christine McCracken – August 1, 2019
OK Foods is raising its base hourly pay rate by 30 cents and awarding new cars to employees as an incentive, reports The Arkansas Gazette. An ever-tightening labor force has forced meatpackers to increase wages to retain employees. However, efforts to retain workers with 10% and 20% wage increases have been “at best, minimally effective,” said Senior Animal Protein Analyst Christine McCracken in a labor report published in 2018.