(Richmond, IN)--This week, the EDC of Wayne County released results of a labor and wages survey that was conducted in Whitewater Valley counties. In that survey, 55% of employers said they plan on adding workers in the next year while only three percent expect layoffs. More than a third of employers indicated substance abuse is at least a moderate problem in the workplace. Production workers in our area are making a median wage of $13.85 per hour. General laborers report a median pay rate of $14.18 per hour.