'WAL-MART starting wages of $17 hour'
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01/29/2013 02:12 PM
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Gordon Weyrauch, manager of Williston Home & Lumber, said it's hard to keep good employees even at $16 an hour: "Seems like when you get somebody that's really good, there's always another company stealing them away."Quoting: waht
A sign outside the local Wal-Mart advertises starting wages of $17 an hour.
Some desperate employers are acting as landlords.
The new Love's truck stop built a small yellow apartment building next-door for employees. The Williams County government erected an apartment building to offer new county workers an affordable place to live.
Long lines, frustration
Locals complain that daily life has changed, too. They can't run an errand quickly anymore. The area's small towns feel more like urban centers.
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bullshit -------- store employees get minimum wage and or maybe 8.50 an hour last i heard
now..........there is the distribution center here up i think its in schuylkill county - the warehouse - theyve started ppl off there at 17 an hour back in 2004 - but youre not guaranteed 40 hrs. youre PT 25hrs min
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