Maitland Valley Grotto is the latest Huron County business to certify as a living wage employer.
“We are extremely proud to be certified as a living wage employer,” said Peter May, owner of Maitland Valley Grotto. “Despite opening our doors in February 2020 right before the pandemic, this incredible community has supported us through and through. We’re happy to support them back by paying fair living wages to our employees.”
“Thank you to Maitland Valley Grotto for certifying,” added Ryan Erb, United Way Perth-Huron’s executive director. “Paying a living wage allows workers the opportunity to fully take part in the life of the place they live. We appreciate Maitland Valley’s commitment to their employees and to building a stronger Goderich community.”
Based on a 35-hour work week, the Perth-Huron living wage of $20.70 per hour was calculated using local data and considered the living expenses of a weighted average of family types including a family of four, a single mother supporting a seven-year-old child and a single adult, once government transfers and deductions were taken into account. Everyday expenses in the calculation included food, housing, utilities, clothing, childcare and transportation. For more information about Perth-Huron’s living wage, GO HERE.