Hard Rock International Will Pay Its Employees in the US More
Hard Rock International said more than half of its US employees would receive a pay raise. This decision was probably caused by a shortage of labor and regular strikes by employees of the casino and hotel business in the USA and other countries of the world.
The total amount that Hard Rock plans to spend on increasing the salaries of employees should be $100 million.
Salary increases are provided for employees holding 95 types of positions, including cooks, housekeepers, and security. Now the staff of casinos, hotels, and cafes, which the company operates in the US, will receive from 18 to 21 dollars per hour. Even the lower of these amounts is more than double the $7.25 minimum hourly wage in the US.
However, in Hard Rock’s home state of Florida, an entry-level staff member will receive at least $8 more per hour than the Sunshine State’s current minimum wage of $10 per hour.
Chairman of Hard Rock International, Jim Allen, noted that he had never been involved in such a historical event during his four-decade career.
The massive pay raise by Hard Rock is ostensibly part of an “ongoing effort to honor and appreciate its workforce.” It’s worth noting, however, that the company was rocked by the threat of strikes in Atlantic City earlier this year.
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