A Portland-based insurance company is giving a raise to some of its hourly staff.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Another Portland-based company is giving a raise to some of its hourly staff.
CareOregon announced Monday that it will be implementing a $15 minimum wage, according to the Portland Business Journal.
Patrick Curran, CareOregon’s CEO, said in a statement that the number of staff who immediately benefit from the $15 minimum wage “is not large.”
“But we would like to take a step in the right direction,” Curran said. “We support efforts to set a minimum living wage and decided we should walk our talk.”
CareOregon insures 11,000 Medicare members. More than 240,000 Oregon Health Plan members also rely on the company through its affiliation with several Coordinated Care Organizations.