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Iron County considers wage increase for employees


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HURLEY — Staffing shortages were the driving force behind several items that the Iron County Finance Committee discussed at their monthly meeting on Thursday, including a possible wage raise for county employees for 2023.

Prior to the meeting, county supervisor Thomas Thompson asked that the wage raise be put on the agenda for discussion and possible action. Thompson said that he supported an increase in county employees’ wages, but he thought that the raises should be set by the department heads instead of the finance committee.

“I think people sho...

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