Niagara has another certified living wage employer
Kudos going out to Gillian's Place, Niagara's latest certified living wage employer.
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network has bestowed the certification on the shelter for abused women and children for paying its 24 full time and 18 part time staffers a living wage calculated at $17.99 an hour.
The Network notes there are over 20 employers across Niagara who have chosen to become living wage certified.
Gillian's Place Executive Director Tanja Loeb says "being certified as a Living Wage Employer is our way of celebrating this commitment, taking a stand to advocate for women, and encouraging other employers to follow suit.
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