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Employers Answer LA’s $15 an Hour Minimum Wage: Automation

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Last week, the Los Angeles City Council raised the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour via an ordinance that slowly “cranks-up wages for the next five years.”

As a result, a notable 59 percent of employers in the Los Angeles area now plan to make investments in automation technology, which would eliminate the need for them to hire a bunch of overly paid hourly workers.

“Hiring, which it’s a bit better (this year), is not where things are growing — they’re growing in technology,” explained Tracy Rafter, founding Chief Executive of the Los Angeles County Business Federation.

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