Another local business becomes living wage employer

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United Way Perth Huron has announced Maitland Valley Grotto in Goderich is the latest Huron County business to certify as a living wage employer.

Maitland Valley Grotto is a bouldering gym in Goderich that provides an exciting way to learn climbing techniques and increase your functional strength and mobility.

United Way Executive Director Ryan Erb said the organization is excited to have Maitland Valley Grotto join the Living Wage Team.

He said committing to provide a living wage can be difficult for employers.

“Whether it’s the cost of living increases that they want to provide for their employees, or whether product costs are going up, inputs are going up, those kinds of things. Every small business is probably pinched a little more than usual. And so, if we recognize that when somebody decides to certify as a living wage employer in the midst of all that challenge, they deserve to be celebrated,” Erb said.

Erb says they’ve been certifying Living Wage Employers for three or four years.

“Our employers are telling us that this helps their bottom line and it helps their reputation in the community. It helps with retention, helps with productivity,” added Erb.

Erb urges employers considering becoming a Living Wage Employer should visit perthhuronunitedway.ca for more information.

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