Jersey City will be increasing the minimum wage for municipal employees from $15 to $17 an hour, which will go into effect on August 23.
The minimum wage increase will affect 400 city employees, including parking enforcement and crossing guards, according to a statement.
Setting a good example
“Prioritizing workers and families most impacted by the pandemic, we’re increasing the minimum wage not only to show our appreciation to our dedicated employees, but I hope our efforts will also encourage other leaders on all levels of government to make the same considerations for their low-wage workforce,” said Mayor Steve Fulop in a statement. “We are raising salaries for hundreds of hardworking residents and community members to provide their families with a financial boost during these uncertain times and for future planning.”
The city increased the minimum wage to $15 in 2016. The city’s new minimum wage is $5 above New Jersey state’s wage at $12.