Cobb-based Gas South starts $15 minimum wage for all employees tomorrow

If the folks who answer the phone when you call Gas South sound a bit more happy, it's because they just got a raise.

The Marietta company will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all employees Thursday, which will up pay for about 25 percent of the company's 200 employees, Gas South said in a news release. The customer care department will feel the greatest impact.

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"At Gas South, our team members are our most important resource," said Meredith Hodges, Gas South vice president of human resources and external affairs. "For us to deliver on our goal of providing a No.1 customer experience, we also have to be a top place to work."

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 an hour.

"Stagnating wages and income inequality are challenging social issues for our country,and businesses like Gas South have the opportunity to make a difference," said Kevin Greiner, president and CEO. "Ensuring that each member of our team earnsa living wage is personally important to me and our leadership team."