Hillside has announced the establishment of a new minimum wage of $15 per hour for all positions in the organization. The change, which has been in development for several months and will take effect beginning June 5, 2021, was shared with all staff by Maria Cristalli, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“I am delighted to announce this permanent shift in Hillside’s compensation structure,” Cristalli said, adding that the change will also positively impact those making above this new minimum in the future. “This is an important step in raising compensation for the many critical roles that our staff play in the lives of children and families.”
Hillside employs nearly 2,000 women and men in a broad range of service areas including direct care, clinical and education. The agency’s residential treatment and community-based programs support the needs of more than 10,000 children, adults and families every year.
“Hillside’s staff have done extraordinary work during the pandemic. We continue to advocate for increased investment in human services workers with our government partners. We believe our essential workers deserve the security of a $15-per-hour minimum wage today,” Cristalli said.