Next Monday Americans will observe Labor Day, usually with a day off and an extraordinary outpouring of barbeque.
Originally a public holiday in celebration of the American worker and the organized labour movement, Labour Day has evolved into a family holiday, marking the unofficial end of summer and the return to school for students
For REDF and our team at Fleishman Hillard, however, it's a an opportunity to get people to think differently about joblessness and those on the fringes of society.
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For too many people, Labor Day is a reminder of their exclusion from the workforce, and social enterprises provide a proven path to hire and assist people to overcome barriers like homelessness and incarceration. For every dollar a social enterprise spends, society receives a return of 123%, including significant taxpayer savings.