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By Ryan Lynch
Orlando Business Journal, Oct 6, 2022

Orlando residents saw a bump on average to their average weekly pay when compared to a year ago. ...

Increased wages come as the state's hourly minimum wage grew from $10 to $11 on Sept. 30. The minimum wage for tipped employees also increased at the end of last month, from $6.98 to $7.98 per hour.

Florida citizens voted to raise the minimum wage in 2020 to $15 an hour by 2026, with a dollar increase per year. Some groups, like the Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition, have said that was good for business, including Jared Meyers, who owns Legacy Vacation Resorts in Orlando, Kissimmee, Palm Coast and Indian Shores.

"We’ve been hiring across the board and Legacy Vacation Resorts is having our best year ever," Meyers said in a prepared statement. "Paying fair wages and investing in our employees strengthens our business and enhances our resilience for the future." ...

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