The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is being recognized for its employment practices.
On March 1, the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network certified the organization as a champion level living wage employer.
“The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that we are a certified living wage employer. Our company’s vision is to be the leading enabler of business success in Lincoln and a driving force in the advancement of the local economy,” said executive director Lindsey Hendriks.
The non-profit chamber currently employs two people full time but represents over 200 Lincoln-based business and civic organizations.
“The living wage sets a different standard and challenges us to think about the social and economic well-being for everyone. We are proud to join the thousands of small businesses in Ontario who are committed to paying a living wage to their employees,“ said Hendriks in a press release.
“We’re pleased to have ongoing support from local employers who recognize the value and benefits of paying at least a living wage. Paying a living wage is direct action to address poverty and helps people afford the cost of living,” said Jennifer Gauthier, vice chair of the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
According to the network, the 2021 living wage for the Niagara Region was calculated as being $18.90 per hour.
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