Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From SFBJ: "Rehab center coming to Belle Glade will create 225 jobs"

Congratulations to the city of Belle Glade. This news from the South Florida Business Journal (SFBJ) is welcome news for their community. Here is an excerpt from the article:
     The East Coast version of California's Passages Malibu is coming to South Florida, and it's expected to create hundreds of high-wage jobs.
      Passages is a holistic treatment company that uses a 12-step program to help those battling addiction and eating disorders, and it's transforming the 100,000-square-foot site of the former Glades General into Passages Belle Glade.
     The rehabilitation center at 1201 S. Main Street in Belle Glade will also provide behavioral treatment for juveniles. It's expected to open in 2016 with about 225 workers, according to the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. Employees at Passages Belle Glade will be paid a rate above the city's average wage, the economic development organization added.