A western Indiana auto assembly plant and economic development officials have turned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to recruit soldiers planning to leave the military.
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc., in conjunction with Greater Lafayette Commerce, has enjoyed some success finding soldiers willing to relocate to the Lafayette area about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
Eighteen Fort Campbell soldiers recently attended a talent attraction weekend at SIA in which they toured the plant that now employs more than 3,700 workers, explored the Lafayette area and completed a pre-hiring assessment. Nearly half of the attendees plan to accept an offer from SIA and relocate in the next few months, the (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reported.
Kara Webb, workforce development coordinator for Greater Lafayette Commerce, said former soldiers are attractive to employers.