Everyone Benefits

Everyone Benefits

Businesses. Workers. Community.

The Good Wages Initiative certifies and showcases employers who pay wages that sustain workers.

Wages matter. A lot. 

Low wages may result in short-term profits, but drive high turnover and lower productivity that hurt long-term business success.

Also, wages dictate much about the life of workers and their families. Even a child’s educational outcomes strongly correlate with household income.

Let’s work together to tap into the broad benefits when workers earn sustaining wages.

numbers to know

  • The turnover cost per entry-level worker
    The turnover cost per entry-level worker
  • Indianapolis residents lack money for basic needs
    Indianapolis residents lack money for basic needs
  • The hourly living wage for Central Indiana
    The hourly living wage for Central Indiana

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Benefits

Look who benefits from good wages

Employers

When workers earn good wages, employers see better attendance, productivity, and focus from employees. Turnover decreases and related costs of open positions and new hire training lessen as well.

Businesses, specifically, can benefit from increased attention and loyalty by consumers who seek to spend money where employment practices align with their personal values.

Workers

Earning a living wage means that the basics aren’t a struggle. There isn’t constant worry about eviction, the next meal or how to get home if the car runs out of gas. Health matters from ongoing pain to diabetes to high blood pressure can be addressed. Children benefit academically when food is consistently present.

Community

Thriving businesses and thriving families make for a thriving community. A community we all want to be part of.

Partners

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