Business owners were learning about the benefits of recruiting workers in recovery. 

Southern Tier 8 hosted its first ever Active Recovery Event as part of its Industry Series.

Representatives from local businesses learned from a variety of speakers on how to employ, retain, recruit and benefit from the growing workforce of people that are overcoming an addiction.

Southern Tier 8 Executive Director Jen Gregory says with the opioid crisis continuing to grow in our area, it is important to help those in recovery stay on the right path. “This is important to get people back in the workforce because this is part of their recovery. This is part of who they are. We know that once you’re in recovery one of the best support teams you could have is being back at work and contributing as you would like to do so.”

Gregory says the Appalachian Regional Commission will be providing funding to projects that are helping those in active recovery.