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Rising Salaries Continue to Cost County

By Gordon HopkinsThe double whammy of ongoing inflation and an ongoing worker shortage is forcing multiple industries to increase wages in order to attract and retain employees. This is true not only for private business but government agencies as well.Blue Valley Community Action Board met Tuesday, May 24 and a major topic of discussion was employee salaries and benefits.Jefferson County Commissioners met that same day and also discussed the matter as they have most meetings for the last several months.Commission Chairman Mark Schoenrock said, “You know, this inflation economy we are all living in right now, it affects everybody. Everybody ...

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