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The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts 4.9 million people--including 2.7 million children--above the poverty line each year. Yet a significant number of working families miss out on thousands of dollars annually (as well as their communities) simply because they do not know it exists.
This publication is designed to educate employers about the ways in which they can retain entry-level workers. It goes beyond the simplistic advice of just increasing wage earners' pay, detailing a range of alternatives in which business can align work-support programs with those individuals on the frontline.