Cone Health Raises Minimum Wage to $12 an Hour

GREENSBORO, N.C. May 15, 2017 – Cone Health will invest a total of $2.5 million to raise its minimum hourly wage from $10.15 to $12 at the end of May. Approximately 1,500 employees are affected by this change.

“This is further proof of our commitment to offering our workforce competitive wages. Our goal with a $12 minimum wage is to remove the barriers some of our employees experience, both financially and with work-life balance,” said Mandy Eaton, vice president of human resources.

“Further, attracting and retaining the best employees is crucial if we are to deliver on our promise to provide our patients and communities with unsurpassed health care,” Eaton continued. “For those and other reasons, Cone Health is committed to remaining competitive with salaries and benefits, and we are continually reviewing compensation and our minimum wage rates in many job categories.

“This is a very exciting move for Cone Health as we increase our investment in our most valuable resources, our employees.”

SOURCE: Cone Health