Porter-Leath Introduces Living Wage Initiative for All Employees

Three years ago, Porter-Leath undertook a top-to-bottom review of existing and potential programs designed to attract and retain top talent.

One key initiative that was important to Porter-Leath’s Board and Senior Staff was to implement a living wage program that ensured all employees made an hourly pay rate of $15 or more with benefits. Because grants and contracts that Porter-Leath relies on do not rise significantly year over year, careful planning and incremental steps had to be taken to make gradual changes to compensation.

On September 1, 2022, Porter-Leath officially announced that all current and future employees of Porter-Leath will have an hourly pay rate of $15 per hour. “This process took a huge commitment from our Board and some careful financial management of our budget. We are extremely proud to launch this initiative for our employees,” said Angela Lamb, Human Resources Director.

In addition to competitive pay, Porter-Leath offers great benefits, flexible work arrangements, a great work culture and meaningful work for a Mission that makes Memphis a better place to live.

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