Living Wage Employer Breakfast

The Living Wage Employer Breakfast was an opportunity for business leaders to discuss what offering a living wage to their employees means to their ability to retain staff, improve the bottom line and contribute to a vibrant community.  The living wage for Red Deer was calculated and the Summary Report for Red Deer outlines the amount an individual would need to earn in order to provide for their basic needs.  Two of Red Deer’s Living Wage Champions – Jeremy Jablonski of the Coverall Shop and Brooke Einerson-Schaab of 360 Fitness – shared why offering a living wage to their employees makes a difference to their business.  Participants also heard from Cal Dallas, MLA about how the well-being of your employees and their families is a “key part of any business.”   Rick Moore from the Chamber of Commerce spoke in support of the living wage and the importance of  providing ample salaries and benefits for employees in a competitive market.