Blacksburg minimum wage increasing to $15 an hour

Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 10:22 AM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Minimum wage in Blacksburg is on the rise.

Starting July 1, all town employees will make a minimum of $15 an hour.

This increase will jump the minimum wage up from $11 an hour.

Town Manager Marc Verniel says part of this increase is to help attract new workers to the town.

“Local governments, just like private industry, are facing staffing shortages, so everybody’s looking at their compensation packages to make sure they’re competitive and they can hire employees, so the local governments are doing the same thing,” Verniel said.

Current minimum wage in Virginia is $11 an hour with the goal of raising it to $15 an hour by 2026.

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