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City Employees Receive Raises of $20,000 or More

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Workers are getting a much-needed pay-bump.
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During the past summer, the city has had a problem in hiring enough workers to fulfill the requirements that is necessary for San Antonio. Of course, the progress of the labor shortage has definitely held back every city likewise. This has all exhausted each industry being that the COVID-19 pandemic eases over a year or so past. To fill other open positions companies have had to increase the workers’ pay. Where do all the workers really choose to go, out of anywhere? The city of course. Working for the government makes sense for 13,000 workers. Starting on October 1st, the municipal employees received significant pay bumps of about 7%.

And in these 7% cases, that involves an across-the-board raise while also offering market adjustments of about 2% or more. All based on how other area employers have been looking for similar work. The entry-level wage restarted at $17.50 while upping itself towards $15.60.

Temporary city worker jobs like being a lifeguard or a parking attendant can get you some of the bigger pay bumps, perhaps on a percentage basis. That may have something to do with earning much less than the city’s hourly minimum. Substitute teachers get it the worst, at $8.75 an hour. 

With a new pay structure, the City Council had made a new annual budget loud with about $17.50 per hour, while it all amounts to about $36,400 per year, when someone works for beyond 40 hours a week for the entire year.

This minimum wage in the works, the San Antonio average hourly wage has the earnings of everyone became $24.87. All according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Higher-earning city employees are surviving very well as a result.

20 positions, such as chief veterinarians, licensed specialists in school psychology while the box office managers are seeing pay raises of beyond $20,000.

Working in this city is full of hard-knocks.

Of course, althroughout the pandemic, the job vacancy rate had risen to new heights right before the coronavirus arrived. In September of the past year, 15% of the city’s positions had been opened. Of course, when competing with private-sector companies, while other public agencies operate, the employees see the negatives of working under these conditions at CPS Energy.

In that case, there’s such great reason for a new city budget to include funding for recruitment staff.

Officials believe that reaching the new pay raises came about after much analysis of other employers and their pay, in comparison with city compensation. Within the fast-shifting job market, this could be all for naught.

Many departments are having a hard time filing open positions as city officials decidedly plan for more market analyses in higher frequency in the future.

Through the Health Department, there was a 16% job-vacancy rate that showed the overall rate of 9.7%. The pandemic tends to exhaust way too many public health workers. Now involving San Antonio’s monkeypox outbreak, hiring and keeping employees hasn’t been easy.

The health care industry maintains a huge appetite for labor, while hospitals competed with workers for bigger compensation packages.

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