If you’re one of the estimated 800 employees working entry level at the Valparaiso based company, Family Express, then I have some great news for you: you might be getting a raise in pay very soon.
Family Express, which was founded in 1975 and has nearly 70 convenience stores all across the Northwest and Central regions of Indiana, has recently decided to raise their starting pay for employees to $11. This will be about $1 more than before and is expected to affect roughly 19% of their employees.
This isn’t the first time that the company has made positive changes in order to remain competitive with other local employers. The starting pay was raised previously back in 2015, and the company boasts great benefits packages to their full time employees such as health care, fitness services, and 401(k) matching.
Why did they decide to raise the company’s minimum wage again? According to this article posted on NWI Times [http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/article_c55cf306-380c-5c72-b55a-51a1eda6a3f6.html], one of the major reasons involves the tax reform bill that the United States Congress had approved this past December. Gus Olympidis, the current President and CEO of Family Express, also says that raising the wage will help retain quality employees and reduce turnover for the company.
Family Express Company will be joining several other companies that have decided to raise their wages recently. Among those include Fifth Third Bank, Walmart, Starbucks, PNC Bank, Home Depot, and Apple.