Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell is raising the minimum starting hourly rate to $12.50 per hour for full-time employees of the City of Pasadena. The new hourly rate is more than 70 percent higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
“Our employees work hard to serve our community and the residents who live here, and I think that shows in the quality of projects and services the city provides,” Isbell said. “I want to make sure we reward those employees and recognize their contributions.”
The adjustment will bring all current full-time employees who earn less than $12.50 per hour up to that minimum by the beginning of fiscal year 2015.
More than 70 vendors will be in attendance at the City of Pasadena’s Senior Expo, and many free health screenings will also be available. The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The free health screenings will include tests for: body mass index, balance, blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, glucose and posture, among others. The vendors scheduled to be in attendance at the event range from medical organizations and housing facilities to city departments and community organizations.
In addition to the information and health screenings that attendees at the expo will receive, the first 300 people will also be given a free t-shirt
by the City of Pasadena’s Madison Jobe Senior Center with its new logo proudly displayed.
Admission is free, and the Senior Expo is open to all Harris County residents who are at least 50 years old. The event will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 7902 Fairmont Parkway.
For more information, contact the Madison Jobe Senior Center at (713) 477-0175.