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Minnesota employers add benefits - including pet perks and meal subsidies - to keep employees


November 29, 2022

Michael S. Williamson | Washington Post

Several Minnesota companies have expanded telemedicine benefits this year. Shown is a file photo of Avera eCare telemedicine center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Starkey Hearing initially struggled to staff its new distribution center when it opened two years ago.

"We literally were churning through [candidates]. We hired five workers to get one to stick," said Shelli McGuire, Starkey's vice president of Total Rewards.

The unusually high turnover, which companies throughout the U.S. have seen in the past two years, led the Eden Prairie-based hearing aid manufacturer to make changes. It added a signing bonus and a bunch of new benefits.


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