United for Hire is a worker-controlled cooperative business in Greater Springfield, Massachusetts, which seeks to provide living wage employment, on the job training, profit sharing, decision-making, and wealth building opportunities to low income people. The cooperative provides landscape maintenance and construction, interior and exterior painting, general maintenance, light construction, and snow removal services.
The cooperative is a subsidiary and affiliate of the Alliance to Develop Power (ADP), a non-profit organization. The cooperative pays dues to and holds a seat on ADP’s Board of Directors. Some of United for Hire’s work comes from the maintenance of ADP’s other affiliates, including 5 tenant-owned subsidized housing cooperatives totaling 1,400 units of affordable housing.
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