Tyson Foods has instituted a four-day workweek on a trial basis at three of its meat processing plants and has received “positive feedback,” the company says.
Plants in North Little Rock, Ark.; New Holland, Pa., and Broken Arrow, Okla. Are on a four-days-on, three-off schedule. The experiment started late last year at the North Little Rock plant and spread to the others. The new schedule applies to everyone except maintenance staff.
Tyson did not say exactly how the new schedule is structured or whether it results in a different number of total hours per week. It did say that it developed the experimental scheduling at the request of employees.
“Not only recruiting our top team members but retaining our team members is important to Tyson so as we talk to our team and decided what they wanted to do that’s the reason we decided to help with their life along with our production,” the head of human resources at the Broken Arrow plant said in a statement quoted by WATE-TV.