DeKalb Molded Products is putting an emphasis on work-life balance to help fill its job openings.
The Butler, Ind.-based structural foam molder is advertising 40 hours of pay for a 30-hour workweek as it seeks to fill 20 open jobs and retain existing workers. The company told local TV station WANE that its work orders are backlogged because of the work shortage.
Executives cited a Harvard study that workers wanted more work-life balance in developing the new strategy.
General Manager Doug Bonecutter told WANE that the company is looking at splitting the days up into four six-hour shifts rather than three eight-hour shifts as part of the change.