Temporary raises and employer gas cards ease sticker shock

Soaring gas prices prompt some employers to subsidize employees’ fuel expenses
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/13/2005

Some employers in Michigan, a state hit hard by the rising gas prices, are helping employees who are feeling the pinch at the pump.

Last week, when gas prices soared to a high of $3.65 US a gallon, the president of Jackson-based Advance Turning & Manufacturing handed out $100 gasoline credit cards to all 85 employees.

On Friday, Troy-based Personnel Management Solutions Inc., announced it would give about 56 of its employees 10 per cent raises to offset the high gas prices.