Why does a living wage make sense?

The benefits of supporting, paying and earning a living wage are far reaching. A living wage program not only benefits the families working for a living wage, but the community as a whole, as well as the employers who pay living wages. Here's how:

 

Employees

  • Paid fair compensation for their work
  • Raised out of poverty
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved health
  • Increased opportunities for education/skills training

 

Employers

  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Decreased turnover rates
  • Lower recruitment and training costs
  • Increased morale, productivity and loyalty
  • Recognized as responsible employer

 

Community

  • Greater consumer spending power
  • Increased spending in local economy
  • Increased civic engagement
  • Improved health