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Sacramento Chick-Fil-A will pay $17-$18/hour

Posted: 6:04 PM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 01:05:07Z

A Sacramento Chick-Fil-A will be upping the hourly rate for some employees to $17 to $18 an hour.

Starting Monday, June 4, the Chick-Fil-A off Madison Avenue in Sacramento will have a position called a "hospitality professional." 

Owner and operator Eric Mason wants to help improve the overall lifestyle of his employees.

"That really makes the biggest difference right?" said Mason. "We have great relationships with our community and our guests and also our team."

Mason said it all begins with offering his employees a livable wage. Leadership level employees will receive paid time off. All employees will receive paid sick leave.

Employees are currently being paid $12.50 or $13 an hour. Minimum wage in California is $11 an hour.

California minimum wage is increasing by $.50 a year, and it's going to be $15 by 2022. Regardless of that mandate, Mason said this is something he would've done.

He admits it will be challenging, but he said he thinks the community impact is worth it.

"The people is the real key component to successful businesses," said Mason. "We're looking for people who are looking for long-term opportunity."