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Entry Date: 2009-02-10 19:59:24
Subject: Minimum Wage

Recently the president ordered a change in the minimum wage in Honduras.  Of course there is MUCH contriversy and opinion.  But it was a rapid change and will cause much unrest in the nation.  For us it is making us rethink and pray about how many workers we can afford.  ALL OF OUR WORKERS  are thankful to have a regular job, thankful to work for people that care, thankful for the gifts we are able to give because of the generosity of others, thankful to work in a place with clean running water.   This is an article from Honduras. 15,000 Businesses could be closing because of Minimum Wage Increase January 19th, 2009 · According to the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Danli and the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Federation (Fedecamaras), Miguel Berrios, over 15,000 thousand companies that can’t pay the minimum wage increase could be closing in Honduras. Berrios informed that as a small business owner, he is closing one of his businesses since there is no way he can afford to pay the minimum wage, he also believes that over 300 small and medium businesses will close on the eastern area of Honduras. Berrios also informed, “In all of Honduras, we are talking about an estimated 15 thousand businesses that will close. That is a list we have from the Chamber of Commerce sector nationwide.” Paula

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