Whitesburg KY

Social workers get raise

Kentucky social service workers are about to receive salary increases.

The Courier-Journal reports that officials with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced this week that the pay raises will take effect Sept. 16.

The changes apply to about 3,765 social service and family support workers across Kentucky.

“Just about everybody gets a raise,” said the deputy secretary of the cabinet, Tim Feeley.

This is the first major pay raise for state social service workers since 2008.

Entry-level workers who start at $32,042 a year will get an increase of about $1,600 a year. Supervisors who start at $38,770 a year will get $2,030 more. (AP)

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