Last quarter, WorkLife Partnership signed on with seven new employer partners, including Community Bridges Inc., Halo Security, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, International Community Health Services, JAX Mercantile Co., Meritage Hospitality Group and Swedish Health Services. By adding WorkLife Partnership to their suite of benefits, these organizations now offer WorkLife’s navigator support to more than 4,750 workers in Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee and Washington.

WorkLife Partnership, a benefits provider and nonprofit organization, helps companies raise the standards of their employee’s well-being by connecting them one-on-one with a Resource Navigator who can assist them with real-life challenges and opportunities. For example, a Resource Navigator can help an employee maintain or seek affordable housing, set and plan an emergency savings goal, or research and secure child or elder care options for a loved one. Additionally, Health Benefits Navigators can help workers understand and optimize their health insurance plans, navigate the healthcare system and manage costly medical bills. In addition to navigation, WorkLife provides Colorado workers with a small-dollar loan option that is a safe borrowing alternative to predatory lending. This program serves as a financial lifeline for employees that have been impacted by COVID-19.

“As a family-owned business, JAX strives to offer benefits to our employees that support the various stages of life and needs that they face, said Arica Lococo, VP of Human Resources of JAX Mercantile Co. “We want to be a great place to both shop and work and we are proud to have WorkLife Partnership as a valuable part of that commitment to our current and future employees.”

Including WorkLife Partnership in a suite of benefits can help employers minimize work disruptions, decrease absenteeism, improve workers’ financial stability and ultimately increase employee retention and engagement. In a time where businesses across the country are short-handed and face hiring challenges, 75% of employees surveyed said they are more likely to stay at their current employer because a WorkLife Navigator was available to them.

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About WorkLife Partnership: WorkLife Partnership, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic equity and thriving workplaces across the country. WorkLife deploys its Resource Navigator benefit inside of businesses to provide personalized, immediate, one-on-one assistance when workers need it most. WorkLife Navigators minimize work disruptions, decrease absenteeism, improve workers’ financial stability and ultimately increase employee retention and engagement. In 2020, more than 80,000 employees across 34 employers were eligible to receive support from WorkLife Partnership, and 95 percent of those supported by WorkLife Navigators reported they are now in a better place. WorkLife Partnership is guided by its vision that prosperity is possible for everyone through work.

About JAX Mercantile Co.: JAX Mercantile Co. is a legacy business with a heart for customer service, conservation, and community. Family-owned and operated since 1955, JAX stores are a local destination for outdoor gear, clothing, footwear, farm and ranch supplies, home essentials, gifts, hardware, and military surplus. JAX is committed to helping people get their chores done and outdoors having fun. JAX has nine store locations, including seven across Colorado in Fort Collins, Loveland, Lafayette, and Broomfield, and one location in Ames, Iowa, and one location in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The company support center is located in Laporte, CO.