Habetin Homes Ltd. has become a certified Living Wage Employer!
Habetin Homes Ltd. has committed to pay their staff and contracted workers a living wage by certifying as Living Wage Employer.
The living wage is the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses. The calculation is based on a two-parent family with two children – the most common family unit in BC – with each parent working full-time. The Living Wage for Metro-Vancouver is $24.08 an hour.
“One of our goals as business owners has always been to contribute to and be a part of a thriving community and strong local economy. We both grew up where we operate our business, and we plan to spend our lives here. We want to see our team members out and about comfortably enjoying their lives - participating in activities and sports with their kids, eating at local restaurants, driving safe cars, going to the movies and more. If they’re struggling financially, they’ll always have one foot out the door looking for a better opportunity or have to relocate - we see that quite often in our area. That weighs on us a lot, as business owners we feel that struggle. But when we show up for our team, they show up for us. And that feels good.” Habetin Homes.
Specializing in architectural renovations, additions, custom millwork creations, new builds, and commercial spaces, Habetin Homes uses industry leading software and technology to deliver projects, schedules, and transparency. By providing their best craftsmanship, Habetin homes make it their mission to provide and unforgettable experience for all its clients.
“We’re delighted that Habetin Homes Ltd. has become a Living Wage Employer. We hope it encourages other employers to join the Living Wage movement. Paying a living wage is good for workers, employers and the local community” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families BC.
Over the past two years, the number of Living Wage Employers in BC has more than doubled – there are now nearly 400 Living Wage Employers in BC.
Employers have found paying a living wage to be a key tool in their post-Covid economic recovery. 97% of Living Wage Employers in BC have found some benefit to being part of the program.
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies.
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