Pittsburgh Ice Cream Store raises salaries, has greater than 1,000 candidates – WPXI

PITTSBURGH – It’s no secret that companies are struggling to find employees right now, but one local ice cream parlor has made a big change in terms of employee pay. Since then, they have seen more than a thousand applicants.

Klavon’s ice cream parlor on the Strip is now paying its employees $ 15 an hour after failing to find employees for the company. After advertising for the wage increase, the number of applicants skyrocketed.

“We did advertising and overnight my emails went through the roof. Many e-mails. There were over 1,000 applicants, ”said General Manager Maya Johnson. “People didn’t come to their interviews. We really had to do this boost for the summer. “

State officials said there are no plans to turn down the additional $ 300 federal payments made to the unemployment system. The neighboring states of West Virginia and Ohio do that.

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