San José announced its 2015 minimum wage will increase from $10.15 per hour to $10.30 per hour effective January 1.[wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
The City of San José’s minimum wage rate is reviewed annually for increases based on changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The 2015 wage change reflects an increase of 1.6 percent based on the CPI.
The City of San José implemented its minimum wage in 2013 after San José voters approved the Minimum Wage Initiative in 2012.
Which San José Businesses are Covered by the Minimum Wage Ordinance?
The San José Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to all employers who maintain a facility within the city limits of San José or are subject to the San José Business Tax.
Five Largest San José Private Employers
- Cisco Systems
- Adobe Systems
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San José Fun Facts
- San José is the tenth largest city in the U.S. with more than one million people.
- San José was California’s first European settlement (1777).
- One quarter of San José residents are 18 years old or younger.
- Only 43 percent of San José residents speak English at home.
- Known as “the Capital Silicon Valley” for its software and technology, 20 percent of San José workers are employed in Professional and Business Services. Everyone else works at Starbucks. (Okay, the last part was a joke.)
- Joining the ranks of other U.S. cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Miami, San Jose had a catchy song written about – immortalized by Dionne Warwick in 1968.