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Businesses outside Flagstaff match city's minimum wage

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-07 13:03:09-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Businesses outside Flagstaff are raising their starting pays to match the city's higher minimum wage.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported last week that Flagstaff law requires businesses only within city limits to pay a minimum wage of $12 per hour this year, a dollar higher than the state's minimum wage.

The Forest Highlands Golf Club has matched the city's minimum wage and so has the Silver Saddle Center.

The Snowbowl ski resort started paying $12 an hour two months before the law mandated it.

Golf club interim general manager Patricia Ashbrook says the leadership team and board were concerned that it could be difficult to attract seasonal employees because they might pursue higher paying jobs in the city.

The city's minimum wage is set to increase incrementally each year.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/