New Castle Co. minimum wage workers to get a raise

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - March 4, 2014

The News Journal reports that County Executive Tom Gordon is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that boosts the hourly wage for county workers from $7.25 to $10.10.

Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi says the order will cost the county about $100,000 a year. About 20 to 50 employees in the county's 1,950-person workforce earn the minimum wage at any given time. Many are part-time or seasonal workers.

Gordon's executive order goes into effect July 1.

Gov. Jack Markell signed into law a 50-cent minimum wage hike for all Delawareans to $7.75, on June 1. It will jump to $8.25 in June 2015.

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