RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Colonial Downs will be increasing the company’s minimum wage to $15 per hour at all of its facilities statewide starting in January.
The announcement impacts workers at all Richmond, Hampton, Vinton, New Kent and all future locations.
In addition, Colonial Downs will also raise its tipped minimum wage to $9 an hour - four times greater than the state requirement of $2.13.
“Over the past year we have hired more than 1,000 new employees at our Rosie’s facilities across the Commonwealth. These men and women are tremendous individuals who, through their hard work and hospitality, have made Rosie’s true entertainment destinations. Our employees are the reason for our success, and we know this. Now, we are dedicated to ensuring that their hard work and commitment to our customers is rewarded, and that starts with their financial compensation. We hope that today’s announcement will lead to an even happier holiday season for our employees and their families. Virginia is our home, and we have been incredibly heartened by the enthusiastic reception we have received since we opened the doors at our first facility in New Kent County this past April. We look forward to providing world class entertainment and fun in the years ahead at all of our Rosie’s facilities, and the job creation and tax revenue that comes with it, and to continuing to be a corporate partner Virginians can count on,” Chief Operating Officer of the Colonial Downs Group, Aaron Gomes, said.
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