Chick-fil-A restaurant raises minimum wage to $17 per hour

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SACRAMENTO, CA (NBC News) – A Chick-fil-A restaurant in California is raising its hourly rates.

Starting June 4, current employees and new hires will get a nice bump in their hourly pay.

The franchise owner is increasing the hourly wage for ‘hospitality professionals’ from $12.50 or $13 an hour to $17 or $18 an hour.

He says he wants to improve his employees’ lifestyles.

There are also added benefits. All employees will get paid sick leave. Those in supervisory positions will get paid time off.

The minimum wage in California is $11 an hour.

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