Temporary raises and employer gas cards ease sticker shock

Soaring gas prices prompt some employers to subsidize employees’ fuel expenses
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|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.

Employees will see the raises, retroactive to Aug. 22, in their paychecks this Friday. The raises will be in effect for four weeks or until the price of gas falls below $3 — whichever comes first.

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