Universal announced to its employees that raise your minimum wage to $17 per hour as part of a package of improvements with which it seeks to encourage its workers.
According to a statement sent by the company, the salary adjustment will benefit around 25,000 employees who work at the Universal Orlando Resort facilities.
In the letter sent to employees by the president and COO of Universal Orlando Resort, Karen Irwin, it is specified that the minimum wage adjustment It will be reflected in the payroll from next June.
With this, Universal Orlando Resort is positioned as the employee with the best hourly wages paid to workers in the sector, since its competitor, Walt Disney World, is in a negotiation to increase the minimum wage of its employees to $18 dollars per hour.
In addition to the pay increase, Universal Orlando Resort announced that workers will have better job benefits from the date indicated.
These benefits include improved contributions for workers with 401(k) plans, as well as tuition reimbursement; compassionate leave permissions will also be added and parental leave will double.
In addition, the company announced that it will carry out a facility improvement process for employees with the inclusion of break rooms and better restrooms.
“Our culture seeks to create a path forward that supports our team members, gives them the opportunity to grow, and fosters a real sense of purpose and belonging,” Irwin said in the letter to workers.
Universal Orlando Resort is also in the process of expanding its jobs, so it confirmed that is looking to hire 2,500 people for different positions throughout the complex.
In May of last year, Universal announced that it was seeking 5,000 employees for its facilities.
The movements in favor of its employees occur in the midst of a tight labor marketin which dozens of companies seek to fill gaps in positions that became vacant since the pandemic.
Additionally, Universal Orlando is carrying out a process to open a new amusement park known as Epic Universe, which is scheduled to start operations in 2025.
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Source: La Opinion