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How To Handle Difficult Workers

Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids, Mich., is in the business of giving people second chances. The business hires welfare recipients, felons and people who have suffered through addiction, said Dave Barrett, director of talent management at the company that makes plastic containers and components for trucks.Barrett spoke Wednesday at Happy Day's Clarkston Event Center to a group of business leaders, economic development experts, social workers and clergy as part of Community Action Partnership's “Bridges to Work” program. Retaining people who live below the poverty line has involved a variety of strategies.”It's going to take a lot of work and it's going to take a lot of time,” Barrett said. “You need to be willing to stick through it”/Elaine Williams, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Does your employer hire “difficult workers”?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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