As minimum wage rates continue to stagnate nationally, one Cobb County natural gas provider is taking matters into its own hands. On Monday, Gas South announced that it will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour starting September 1. The pay increase will affect nearly 50 of Gas South’s 200-person staff, mostly impacting those working in the company’s customer care department.
Georgia’s minimum wage rate is one of the lowest in the nation, and has stood at $5.25 an hour for nearly 20 years. The federal minimum wage, coming in at $7.25, is only marginally higher.