Minimum Wage Increasing to $9.10/hr

MEDFORD, Ore. — Minimum wage workers in Oregon are less than a week away to a raise thanks to the state. Beginning on January 1st, Oregon minimum wage will increase 15 cents per hour to $9.10.

The changes is projected to impact nearly 100,000 Oregonians. The increase has opposition from business owners, but some workers feel the increase in pay will have a big impact.

“A little bonus here and there is nice, and to know that my paychecks will be a little bit bigger is just wonderful,” said minimum wage worker Tabitha Lambert.

The 15-cent raise adds up to hundreds of dollars for workers throughout the year and is projected to generate more than $20 million in new consumer spending.

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