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The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership is a category of business structures that provide a path for full-time employees to become co-owners. ESOPs and Worker Cooperatives are the primary forms of Employee Ownership in the US, but each type offers unique benefits and challenges.

One thing, however, remains constant: Everyone thrives when businesses are employee-owned:

  • Company Founders
  • Employees
  • Business Performance
  • Local Communities
  • Vermont's Economy

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In celebration of Employee Ownership Month, the Employee Owners of Vermont, an active group of local employee-owned companies, raised more than $30,865 and collected 480 pounds of food in October for the group’s fifth annual fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank.

UPDATE: The application period for this position has closed.

We are seeking a multi-talented person with enthusiasm for our mission to join our small team working to expand employee ownership in Vermont! A highly organized person with excellent communication and research skills would be an ideal fit for this role, and familiarity and experience with business is a plus.

VEOC is a small organization, and this multi-talented person will wear many hats, with tasks including: