PBS Special on Working Bridges

The Business Case for Helping Rural Families Get Ahead

Doing business in smaller communities requires finding good employees from a smaller pool of workers. Retaining those good employees can be the difference between profits and loss, or between staying put and relocating.  So why, many rural employers wonder, do their businesses experience such high turnover in the ranks of their low-to-moderate wage workforce? Isn’t steady work in a quality job the most obvious step towards financial stability for these families? … [Read More...]

RuFES DATA

How much does it cost for a business to replace an employee?

The Center for American Progress conducted a review of 30 academic studies that approximated the cost of replacing a worker who left the job due to … [Read More...]

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