The City of Conway announced Thursday that they will be paying full-time city employees at least $15 per hour, with the change becoming effective beginning today, July 1st. City officials shared that the minimum wage for full-time employees will be $15, while the minimum wage for part-time employees comes in at $13 an hour. The announcement from Conway comes over a month after the City of Little Rock raised minimum wage for city employees to at least $15 back in May.
Following yesterday’s announcement, both the City of Conway and the City of Little Rock will now have some of the most competitive minimum wages for a public sector in the state.
Conway and Little Rock now both have a minimum wage of $15, which is four more dollars than Arkansas’ current $11 minimum wage, and double that of the federal minimum wage currently at $7.25.
Starting in July, the minimum starting pay for full-time City of Conway employees will be $15.00 per hour. The minimum starting pay for part-time employees will be $13.00 per hour.
— City of Conway, Arkansas (@CityofConway) June 30, 2022
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