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Employees Paid For Volunteer Work

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

The Toyota plant has stopped assembly this week, but some employees are full speed ahead, working outside of the plant.

More than 400 Georgetown plant Toyota workers volunteered around the commonwealth Thursday at community and non-profit organizations.

At the UK Arboretum, dozens began planting, watering and caring for greenery.

Each person works an 8 hour shift, and gets paid their normal salary by Toyota.

It's a way to keep them employed, even if they're not making cars.

Toyota has idled production this week to deal with slumping demand.


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