Restoration company in St. Catharines takes living wage pledge

CKTB - NEWS - ServiceMaster Restore

Niagara officially has 20 living wage employers as another business is added to the list.

ServiceMaster Restore out of St. Catharines is the latest to take the pledge.

The full service restoration company employs 14 full time and 6 part time staff working to provide emergency restoration services.

Co-owner of the business Justin Callon says having worked through the ranks of the restoration and construction industry, the owners understand the importance of earning enough to get by.

He also notes, providing a living wage is a huge part of attracting and keeping quality employees.

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network defines a 'certified living wage' as the amount needed to actually survive in Niagara. The Network has set that amount at $17.99 per hour.

Ontario's current minimum wage is $14 per hour.