Foreign workers ease KLN labor shortage
PERHAM, Minn. -- Despite intense recruiting efforts through advertisements and at job fairs, KLN Family Brands just can’t find enough workers for its Perham factories.
It’s an expensive problem.
Over a six-week period this spring, idle production lines cost the company $330,000 in unfilled orders, said KLN recruiter Fred Sailer.
Unable to find enough employees locally, the company cast a wider net. A lot wider.
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