Nichole Hannahs

Income the Focus of Discussion

by Nichole Hannahs on January 29, 2013 at 8:14 am

Community members tackle the role income plays in creating a stable community.

The United Way held their discussion on income at the Muskingum County Business Incubator with around twenty people. This is one of a series of meetings the United Way is holding.

Monday, they discussed how they can help residents stay in their homes, get stable jobs and increase income.

"We talked a lot about what do employers need from their employees, such as good work ethic, someone who’s willing to come in and work a full day everyday and be on time," said Community Impact Coordinator Amy Davis.

Davis said that one after school program brought up the possibility of having an employer come in and discuss what they look for in an employee. It’s these connections that Davis hopes will create a strong community.

"We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We don’t want to come in and put money into a brand new program when they may be already one there," said Davis. "Let’s see how we can work together and share our resources and you may not know about some of the other things going on in the community, but this is a way to do that."

The United Way will next tackle the issue of healthcare at a meeting in June.