WASHINGTON — Workers are receiving a pay bump as part of a pilot program that will pay them at least $500 to work in a manufacturing plant in suburban Virginia.
The Lanford Industrial Services Cooperative, which provides construction and landscaping services in Lanford, said Monday that workers will be offered up from $10.50 to $16 an hour.
It’s the first time that workers in a plant that provides landscaping, building and construction services in Virginia will get the pay increase.
The company said that employees can also earn up to 20 percent more if they also take a class at an accredited vocational school.
They must take courses that focus on vocational skills.
The wage increase was offered to a total of 1,800 workers at Lanford’s Lanford Mills, a $7.8 million, three-story factory, which employs about 50 people.