Finding viable solutions for employee turnover is a main concern in the apparel manufacturing industry. Since employee turnover cannot be completely eliminated it's important to find out to how it can be minimized. Importantly in the present context, when labor is considered as a resource rather than a cost, the measures taken to do so may vary depending on the size of the operation. The apparel manufacturing industry is highly labor intensive and by minimizing turnover helps improvements in productivity, reduction of recruitment cost, prevent skill drain etc. Especially in a highly competitive environment: local and global, it is essential to search for more and more ways in cutting down costs that contribution from labor turnover is high among other factors. This paper discusses reasons for labor turnover and suggestions to reduce turnover & improve retention with a proactive approach.