JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County (JCC) Board of Supervisors approved a 5 percent wage increase for employees with an additional $1,500 added to each employee’s salary, effective April 16.
The salary increase is a response to the “unprecedented employment market conditions and demonstrated difficulty in retaining and hiring qualified employees,” according to a March 22 memorandum from the Board.
“Due to the employment market and recent adjustments made by nearby localities, the County’s pay ranges are no longer competitive,” the resolution stated.
The adjustments to employee salaries will allow the County to be more competitive in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified employees.
Full-time and part-time employees who have not received an administrative salary adjustment since July 1, 2021 are eligible for the $1,500 salary increase. Part-time employees will receive a comparable pay raise based on their authorized hours.
The estimated cost for the salary adjustments is $900,000, for which the County has authorized the use of General Fund savings.
The board approved the pay adjustments during its March 22 Business Meeting.