Benefits of a living wage

Who benefits from a living wage?

Living Wage programs have benefits for both workers and employers. Living wage policies also have a positive impact on the community as a whole. Becoming a living wage community will make Hamilton a more attractive place for employees and their families to live.

Benefits for workers

  • Receive fair compensation
  • Raised out of poverty
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved health
  • Opportunities for education/skills training

Benefits for employers

Benefits for the community

  • Greater consumer spending power
  • Increased spending in local economy
  • Increased civic participation