Fulton County’s commissioners have approved a plan to raise county employees’ salaries to an amount the county called “an annual living wage” of at least $31,000.

The raises will be phased in over five years. They will increase paychecks for about 10 percent of the county workforce, the county said, and mean full-time employees would make at least $14.90 an hour.

“Increasing the wages of employees will not only help them make ends meet but also boost morale,” said Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Eaves. “Studies have found higher wages sharply reduce employee turnover and in the long run, that will save the county money in employment and training costs.”

The council voted 5-2 on Sept. 21 to approve the pay hikes. Commissioners Liz Hausmann and Lee Morris voted against the proposal, a county spokesman said.

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One reply on “Fulton County to pay employees ‘living wage’”

  1. Sandy Springs Private Company manager who can’t manage the basics, Rusty “no time for you this is about me” Paul our Mayor.

    Look, Fulton County adapts a Living Wage for employees. Maybe it’s time to start that here in “Little Private Company Town” instead of renting crap housing to those who protect us because you won’t pay them a “Living Wage”.

    Choices aren’t that hard and you can now widen that section of road before the 285/400 interchange work pushes everyone to the side roads.

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