December 6, 2013
"Bring in your kids, bring in your in-laws, bring in your dogs," she says. "We just need people to work here."
Atlanta-based Cox immediately granted paid time off to employees who needed it and offered financial assistance to those staying in hotels. He says this policy made it easier for people to come back to work. Within a couple days, Hofer says, 80 percent of his 2,200 employees were back on the job.
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