Blaine Shultz on minimum wage increase

January 8, 2018

Our very own President of Staffing, Blaine Shultz, joined WXYT 1270 for Small Talk with Mark S. Lee to discuss nationwide minimum wage increases and what this will mean for employers and the workforce, specifically in the state of Michigan. He tackles questions such as how employers will adjust their bottom line to make up for increased wages, how this increase will directly affect minimum wage workers, and what the minimum wage increase means for workforce attainment in Michigan.

“Michigan’s [minimum wage] is now $9.25, and that does raise the bar,” says Shultz. “There’s a ripple effect. When the minimum wage goes up, folks that are close to minimum wage are going to see increasing pressure and increasing competition from other employers.”

Listen to his full interview below.