Vermont Helps Poor Workers Help Selves

Cadrain, Diane
November 2007
HR Magazine;Nov2007, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p107
The article reports on the efforts of the Vermont Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) State Council to help employers give their employees the tools to overcome poverty and stay on the job. It is reported that a number of indicators point to deepening poverty and widening gaps between rich and poor in Vermont. The Council developed a training program to raise workplace awareness of poverty. SHRM has partnered with other groups to help companies hire and retain employees coming from backgrounds of generational poverty.


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