It’s no surprise to anyone reading this post that our home, the Pacific Northwest continues to be one of the fastest changing areas in the country. And it has become challenging for people, including people who work at Burgerville, if they experience a financial set-back, such as an unexpected increase in rent or if their car breaks down.
Burgerville employees seeing the impact of these set-backs in the community went to work on creating a program that would support their teammates across the company. It was essential that the program could be customized to the individual concerns and could help both immediately and in the long-term.
We are excited to share that this unique new resource for employees has launched! We are partnering with Save First Financial Wellness, a Portland-based nonprofit, to create a benefit that is the first of its kind in the restaurant industry.
There are three primary parts to the benefit:
Referrals to Resources in the Community – Save First has internal support and access to local community services, as well as state benefit programs.
Employee Emergency Assistance – For sudden, unexpected financial hardship, Save First can assist with urgent needs.
Financial Education, Coaching and Mentorship – Things like balancing a checkbook, writing and sticking to a budget, or saving money aren’t something people automatically know how to do. Save First Financial has classes and coaches to help Burgerville’s employees manage their money and achieve their financial goals.