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Akron Children’s raising its minimum wage to $15

AKRON — Akron Children’s Hospital, which has a large presence in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

The change is effective Nov. 24. The increase also applies to all future hires in the system, which has campuses in Akron and Boardman and primary and specialty care offices throughout the region.

The hospital also will maintain equity for employees already making $15 or slightly more. Pay adjustments for many of these employees will be made in the weeks ahead.

About 25 percent of Akron Children’s employees will see bigger paychecks as a result of the increase. These employees work in food and environmental services and as medical assistants, secretaries, schedulers, community health workers, home health aides, patient service representatives and dispatchers.

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