Bowdoin Raises Minimum Wage to $17 Per Hour to Attract Workers
Natalie Schwartz, Higher Ed Dive
Bowdoin College is raising its minimum wage for benefits-eligible hourly workers from $15.50 to $17 an hour at the end of August—10 months ahead of schedule of a planned increase.
Like companies nationwide, Bowdoin is having trouble attracting workers. Although lawmakers and economists have been debating the underlying causes of the labor shortage, many believe that employees are weighing the health risks of working during the pandemic against wage returns.