Minimum Wage http://wyso.org en Chipotle Is Hiring, But Even Low-Wage Work Can Be Hard To Get http://wyso.org/post/chipotle-hiring-even-low-wage-work-can-be-hard-get <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 20.44444465637207px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Chipotle is hiring around the Dayton area—a job fair Thursday in Beavercreek advertised 300 positions coming open this year, and there were 27 postings on the company's site Thursday.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:38:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 47661 at http://wyso.org Chipotle Is Hiring, But Even Low-Wage Work Can Be Hard To Get Minimum Wage Goes Up in 2014 http://wyso.org/post/minimum-wage-goes-2014 <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 19px;">Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are getting a raise starting in the New Year. The state’s minimum wage will go up ten cents from $7.85 an hour to $7.95 an hour. The automatic boost comes from a policy known as indexing, which Ohio has adopted along with 11 other states. Indexing raises the minimum wage to account for increases to the cost of living.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 44029 at http://wyso.org Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton http://wyso.org/post/demonstration-minimum-wage-comes-dayton <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Protests demanding a raise in the minimum wage have been spreading across the country, and the movement made its way to Dayton for the first time. On Thursday, union-backed groups reported events in over 100 cities; some involved worker walk-outs, but many were protests or demonstrations in front of fast food and retail outlets.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:42:13 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42985 at http://wyso.org Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some http://wyso.org/post/ohio-unemployment-rate-ticks-august-reflecting-long-term-stagnation-some <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://ohiolmi.com/ces/LMR.pdf" target="_blank">Unemployment numbers are out for August</a></span>, and Ohio’s rate was right in line with the national rate of 7.3 percent. But while the U.S. unemployment rate went from above 8 percent in August 2012 to 7.3 percent in August 2013, the state numbers actually ticked up slightly from last month and last year.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:02:10 +0000 Lewis Wallace 39697 at http://wyso.org Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some Ohio Minimum Wage Increasing 30 Cents in 2012 http://wyso.org/post/ohio-minimum-wage-increasing-30-cents-2012 <p>Ohio&#39;s minimum wage is set to increase 30 cents to $7.70 per hour on Jan.1.</p><p>The increase is part of a constitutional amendment voters approved in 2006, which says minimum wage will increase each year at the rate of inflation. The liberal think tank Policy Matters Ohio says data shows an estimated 347,000 workers will receive wage increases.</p><p>The $7.70 rate applies to workers 16 and older who don&#39;t get tips. The wage for tipped employees will be $3.85, up 15 cents, but their total pay cannot be less than $7.70 hourly.</p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 8830 at http://wyso.org