First Living Wage handyman service in BC
Haus Handyman is the first home maintenance firm in BC to signify its commitment to ending working poverty, by certifying as a 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 $19.50 an hour.
“HAUS Handyman is excited to be the first living wage handyman service provider in BC. Being a Living Wage employer aligns with our core values and is a commitment to our staff & community. We believe our technicians are our greatest asset and our competitive advantage. To attract and retain the best, we need to do what is in their best interest.” Ben Ray
Certifying as a Living Wage Employer is a voluntary commitment employers make to invest in their communities and local economies. There are over 300 Living Wage Employers in BC, with over 30,000 employees who don’t need to worry about how they will afford rent, food and other essentials for their family because they are guaranteed to earn a Living Wage.
“We’re delighted that Haus Handyman has built on its commitment to the local community by certifying as a Living Wage Employer. With a labour shortage occurring across BC, many employers are finding paying a Living Wage an important tool in recruiting and maintaining the best staff. Paying a Living Wage is good for the employer, the employee and the local community. We invite other home improvement companies and local employers to join the Living Wage movement.” said Anastasia French, Living Wage for Families Campaign Organizer.