Bridging the GapMarch 14, 2015
This toolkit for employers, deemed “Bridging the Gap,” is designed to help employers assist their low-wage workers increase their financial stability through access to work supports. Aside from helping employees make ends meet, enrollment in work supports also has a positive effect on employee attendance, retention and performance. The supports that this toolkit refers to are resources employers can help employees access, from government programs that help working families make ends meet, such as medical assistance and child care, to caring workplace practices like flexible schedules and paid leave. The findings, recommendations and conclusions from this work are applicable to increasing low-wage workers’ financial stability in any industry or sector.