Local restaurant raising minimum wage and offering signing bonus

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Southern Pearl Oyster House, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Are you looking for a job? One local restaurant is hiring now.

Some restaurant owners in the state are having a hard time finding employees.

One restaurant chain with a location in Baton Rouge is looking to take care of its employees and looking to find new ones while the COVID-19 pandemic marches on.

Starting on Thursday, Southern Pearl Oyster House is raising its minimum wage from $11.00 to $12.00 for non-tipped employees.

According to the restaurant, “the $12 minimum wage applies to tipped employees when they are performing non-tipped duties such as expediting and opening duties.”

This comes as Governor Edwards tries to push to for a minimum wage increase during this current legislative session.

This is the second year in a row that the company has raised its minimum wage.

“We believe we have a custodial responsibility to those who work for us. The food on the table that our employees’ children eat is our responsibility and quite frankly they just can’t afford it at $7.25 an hour. A year ago, we raised our minimum wage to $11.00 an hour and we feel by raising it again this year that we are better paralleling the needs of our staff,” says Vice President of Operations & Human Resources Kevin Fish.

Along with paying its employees more, the local restaurant is looking for help by offering a signing bonus.

If you are looking for a job and are interested in this opportunity, go to Southern Pearl Oyster House and apply.

You can also show up and apply at any Southern Pearl Oyster House location during the work week from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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