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Companies find $15 an hour starting pay attracts job seekers

The Washington Post 06/10/2021

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor in Pittsburgh needed workers and found very few takers when it posted jobs for $7.25 an hour plus tips. The owner of the business decided to raise the starting wage to $15 an hour and one week later had more than 1,000 applications for jobs. “It was like a dam broke,” said Jacob Hanchar, owner of Klavon’s.

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