The Oregon Humane Society is joining other companies in raising the starting wage for entry level positions to $15 per hour. This change was made after a thorough analysis, collaboration with the OHS Board and represents a commitment to providing a living wage for all employees.
“We have a great mission and it’s important for us to attract and retain great employees,” says Rhonda Palos, OHS Vice President of Human Resources. “Raising the starting wage will ensure that we continue to provide high-quality care for the animals at OHS while fostering a positive work environment.”
The new hourly wage took effect at the end of July and impacts many early career positions at OHS including Animal Care, Customer Care, Admissions, Veterinary Assistant and Custodial positions.
“Offering a living wage is essential in today’s competitive employment environment,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “Most importantly, it’s the right thing to do.”
Source: Oregon Humane Society