Subaru can't keep up with the local McDonald's on wages
“In Indiana, part-time workers at McDonald’s earn $20 to $25 per hour, which is in competition with what temporary workers make at our plant,” Nakamura said. “If we were to build a new plant, it would be very difficult to hire new people for that. Labor costs are rising now. It is quite challenging for us to secure workers for our Indiana plant, including those of suppliers.”
Soaring labor costs are one reason the company says it's not thinking of new investments to build EVs in the U.S. anytime soon.