Employees of Santa Rosa County will get a $1 raise in May.
County officials approved the wage increase as part of an effort to recruit and retain employees.
“We can’t hire people. We’re losing people. I mean, it’s only fair that people who work for the county government get paid somewhat equivalent to what’s out there in the public,” Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole told the Pensacola News Journal.
The raise will apply to more than 450 jobs and vacancies. Meanwhile, Florida is slated to mandate a $15 minimum wage in 2026. The current minimum wage: $10 per hour.
– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics