Hamburg, NJ – At their quarterly Townhall Meeting, Ames announced to its employees it would be increasing its starting wage rate for all new employees to $15.00 per hour. Ames also announced that any employee not earning that rate would have their wage rate increased to $15.00 per hour. The new starting wage rate went into effective January 1, 2019. The will benefit more than 30 of Ames current employees.
This was a pre-emptive decision made under the belief that a more competitive wage rate would help Ames attract more qualified applicants and retain employees in which they have invested valuable training and development time.
“Ames has been a leader in the community for decades, and this move demonstrates our continued commitment and dedication to providing a better wage for our employees. One that we hope will allow them to have a better quality of life and in so doing bring a benefit to the communities in which they reside here in Sussex County and surrounding areas.’ said Director of Business Development Derek Eversdyke.
The current minimum wage in the state of New Jersey is $8.85 per hour.
Ames is proud to announce that 2019 marks a longevity milestone as the company turns 70 this year and all 70 years have been in Sussex County, NJ. Founded in 1949, Ames continues to provide its customers with innovative rubber products. Ames serves the aerospace, alternative energy, automotive, electrical power distribution, healthcare, industrial products, office automation, and personal safety equipment markets. Over these many years, Ames has assembled a uniquely talented team of employees and has developed a wealth of high-performance rubber materials knowledge to go along with its extensive rubber processing expertise. The combination of people, process, and knowledge have enabled Ames to build a reputation as the go-to supplier for complex, critical rubber products which has enabled the company to expand and grow into the many markets and customers it now serves.