Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Windsor Math

From the Mayor's State of the City address:

In 2007, Windsor's Social Services Department contracted with Sutherland Global Services in a municipal - provincial cost sharing partnership.

It funded a 4-week skills enhancement and customer service training program.

The Province contributed 80 percent of the training cost which was $400,000 dollars. The City contributed 20 percent, or $100,000 dollars.

Thanks to the job training investments we made, 469 people who had been on social assistance here in Windsor got jobs.

For our combined one-time investment of $500,000 dollars the City and the Province are now saving $949,000 dollars annually.

Nearly doubling our investment in the first year alone.

That's just smart.

Add in the cost of building a parking lot for the call centre and you now have at least $750,000. It would also be interesting to know how many of the 469 have remained at Sutherland? How many are now collecting unemployment or back on social assistance? It's the little things they never tell you about.