California Chick-fil-A to raise hourly wages from $12 to $18: Some will be 'BENEFITED'

Updated On 29 May, 2018 Published On

A rise in the paycheck is always a good thing. While President Donald Trump honored the 'Fallen Soldiers' on the Memorial Day, the owner of a California based Chick-fil-A, a fast and food restaurant company, honored its employees.

The owner, Eric Mason is raising some employee's hourly wages to $18 from $12, a $6 raise in hourly wages. Eric Mason is also offering other benefits like paid time off (PTO) to others starting Monday, which includes paid sick leave, vacation time and holidays.

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Employees working as "hospitality professionals", who are making $12.50 to $13 will now make $17 to $18 an hour, according to KXTV, a California based TV station. Supervisors will get paid time off.

We're looking for people trying to raise families, improve their lifestyle,

Eric Mason told KXTV on raising wages. Soo, thoughtful of him.

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As of January 2018, the data on shows the minimum wages in California at $11 per hour, which is increasing by 50 cents a year, making a total of $15 hourly wage by 2002, according to KXTV. The employees at the business will not have to wait until 2022.