Jefferson Health Raising Minimum Wage in January

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Jefferson Health has announced it will be raising its minimum wage in 2019.

Effective January 2019, Jefferson will be increasing its minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour.

The pay increase applies to all 14 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Thomas Jefferson University, and will benefit more than 1,800 workers.

Jefferson officials say providing fair and consistent pay is just the beginning of their efforts to enhance Jefferson's benefits’ programs for their valued employees.

“Doing the right thing by patients and employees is ingrained in our values,” added Jeffrey Stevens, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “This increase to minimum wage supports those standards and helps us work toward achieving our mission of improving lives.”

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