The Real Value of Local Jobs

Several people have asked me why I re-post local job openings from other Facebook pages and sources. Allow me to explain…..
The more that we get residents working locally, the better it is for our local economy. If people are commuting, they tend to spend at least some of their money where they work. The more money that people spend here means our local businesses grow and create more jobs and that creates more tax revenue for the municipality, which in turn means better roads, better services, more sidewalks etc. Currently 78% of our workforce leaves North Grenville every day. This is a great opportunity for us!
I know first-hand how much getting a job means to the happiness, self-esteem and overall well-being of not only the person getting the job, but also their families. An increase in salary, reduced commute times, more time with family & friends and overall improvement in quality of life is a game changer in so many ways!
According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) up to 80% of job growth in rural areas comes from the expansion of existing businesses. This is why it’s so important to me to support the success of our local business community. We all benefit when we shop & spend locally. These business owners are our neighbours, family members and friends. They need our support!
A vote for me this week is a vote for someone who understands the importance of supporting our local businesses, bringing investment & jobs to North Grenville and how important these things are to the quality of life for all residents of North Grenville.
Deron Johnston

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