Rampant drug use preventing Boone company from finding enough workers
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Rampant drug use preventing Boone company from finding enough workers

Redial fills online orders for companies
like PetSmart and Shoe Carnival



A company with facilities in Northern Kentucky says there's a hiring war. Radial has warehouse operations in Richwood and Hebron and plans to fill 4,100 positions.

But the retailer, which fills online orders for companies like PetSmart and Shoe Carnival, is having trouble finding enough employees. It competes with Amazon.

According to Stacy, "We'd love to see more people come out and show interest in the positions that we have because we have a lot of benefits."

Those benefits include medical insurance, 401K, education reimbursement, and paid time off for full-time employees.

Seasonal workers, Stacy says, can look forward to prizes and meals during the holiday rush. She says the company is investigating other incentives.

Janet Harrah is Senior Director for the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University.

She says Radial and Amazon both want the same kind of employee.

"They're looking for people who are drug-free. They're looking for people who will show up on time, who will show up when they're scheduled. They'll work hard while they're there."


There's more about this at public radio WVXU's site >