- To employ those with the most difficulty holding jobs
- To teach the work ethic through real work experience
- To act as a transition step toward gaining and maintaining outside employment
- To help our workers reach their highest level of achievement
Our workers come from four specific groups of vulnerable adults:
- People with physical or emotional disabilities resulting from epilepsy, head trauma or other diagnoses
- Recovering substance abusers
- Individuals on parole or probation
- The homeless
Real Work for Real Wages
Our approach is a departure from the typical “sheltered workshop” concept. Unlike sheltered workshops, we pay each employee the legal minimum wage, or more.
Our program is designed to respond to our workers’ special needs while encouraging them to work hard and move on to better things. Through employment at Baker Industries, we foster in our employees the feelings of pride and accomplishment that can only come from being included in, rather than excluded from, the regular work force.
We believe that there is no better way of accomplishing this goal than to expose our workers to experiences that mimic real world situations, allowing them to gain the knowledge and skills they will need to lead independent and productive lives.