Sec. Davin Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour at Paychex, Inc. in Lehigh County, Highlighting Commitment to Supporting Employees

Wolf Administration Continues Efforts to Raise the Wage in PA

Mechanicsburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued the “Jobs that Pay” tour at Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services. Davin commended company officials for its continued growth and strong commitment to supporting its workforce.

“Paychex is yet another example of a business that is growing and thriving, while also paying its employees a competitive wage,” said Sec. Davin. “Increasing the purchasing power of Pennsylvania’s workforce will help to ignite a flourishing economy in the commonwealth.”

Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf and Governor’s Action Team announced that Paychex would expand its operation at its current site in Lehigh County and would begin hiring 100 additional employees at the site. Today, Paychex has more than 175 employees on site offering a starting wage of $11.75 to $16.00 per hour.

“We believe in starting our employees with a fair market rate, coupled with a competitive benefit package to both attract and retain talent,” said Chris Snyder, Senior Regional Service Center Manager, Paychex. “This enables our employees to balance personal needs, and focus on beginning their career and look ahead to advancements with Paychex. You have to provide for more than a job if you want the right talent to grow your business.”

Governor Wolf is calling on Pennsylvania’s House and Senate to pass legislation to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.15 per hour, while tying it to inflation to maintain its purchasing power over time. A minimum wage increase to $10.15 per hour supports local businesses, creates new jobs, and would boost state revenue by roughly $60 million annually.

Paychex, Inc., a provider of human capital management solutions for payroll, human resources, retirement, and insurance services, has over 100 locations in the U.S., as well as offices in Germany and Brazil, with 13,000 employees serving approximately 590,000 businesses nationwide.

For more information on Paychex, visit www.paychex.com.

For more information about Governor Wolf’s commitment to Raising the Wage in Pennsylvania, visit www.governor.pa.gov/RaiseTheWage.

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Lyndsay Kensinger, DCED, 717.783.1132

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