THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Thomas County Commissioners approved raises for county employees.
County employees went five years without an increase, which caused many workers to quit.
Last year, the board gave an across the board $1 an hour raises.
This week, they agreed to give raises based on the number of years each employee has worked for the county.
County Manager Mike Stephenson said, “It's to reward people for seniority. But we didn't have a whole lot of money to work with, so we were only able to set aside two cents per hour per year of service.”
The raise will cost the county around $150,000.