A $15 minimum wage for federal contractors has been approved by President Joe Biden, however, the impact locally may not be very significant, …
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Kathryn Quirk, 25, doesn’t let her minimum wage job define her. Instead, every order of Bush’s fried chicken she serves puts her one step closer to her dream job in theater. “There is no shame in having a job like this,” said the Killeen resident, who has worked at Bush’s for 2½ years. “You have to start somewhere, and this isn’t a bad job to have.”
More than $4.1 million is on its way to Texas for re-employment assistance for workers affected by layoffs at Fort Hood and a Texarkana Army depot.