- Putting thousands of people in poverty to work, keeping them employed, changing the local economy, improving lives—in a time when there is so much bad news out there, Cincinnati Works is a wonderful story of success and what individuals can do to effect change in great proportion. Here are a few results:
- As of June 2012, Cincinnati Works had spent $9 million helping 4,000 people find work since its inception in 1996; in 2011, those individuals made $75 million in wages in Cincinnati.
- The rate of retention of employees helped through the program is an exceptional 85%.
- Cincinnati Works has saved businesses thousands of dollars in turnover costs, and it has saved public assistance programs millions of dollars.
- Read more:
- Attacking Poverty Through Jobs by Liane Phillips
- Listen to Liane Phillips, one of the founders of Cincinnati Works
- For information on the book detailing Cincinnati Works, click here: Why Don’t They Just Get a Job?