Vincentian pledges $3.8 million annually to raise minimum wage to $15/hr by July 1, 2021

Healthcare and human services organization employs 700+ in Pittsburgh Area

 
Pittsburgh, PA – Vincentian has begun raising wages across its system with a pledge to pay all employees $15 per hour or more by July 1, 2021.

Vincentian has set aside $1.3 million in its current operating budget to raise all Certified Nursing Assistants to $15 per hour and simultaneously increase wages across other departments in the organization. An additional $2.5 million will be spent over the next 18 months – an annualized and ongoing expense of $3.8 million – to bring all employees to the $15 per hour minimum wage – with many pay rates well above $15 per hour.

Vincentian employs more than 700 people at several sites across Allegheny County, including three long-term care senior communities, three personal care homes, two independent living communities for seniors and two child care centers. The organization has an operating budget of approximately $60 million.

“Our employees are the heartbeat of our organization, and it is our responsibility to ensure they are well compensated with a living wage,” said Vincentian President & CEO Nick Vizzoca. “As a not-for-profit organization, we put people, not profits, first.”

In addition to increasing Certified Nursing Assistant wages to $15 per hour, positions in dining services, housekeeping and laundry, maintenance, activities, child care and support staff will see incremental increases over the next several months with all employees earning at least $15/hr by July 1, 2021. Starting wages for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses have also been increased across the system.

Many employees currently at or near $15 per hour will receive pay rate increases, as Vincentian is committed to an equitable pay structure across the organization. Interested applicants can apply by visiting vcs.org/careers or calling 412-297-3247.

About Vincentian: Vincentian is a not-for-profit health care and human services organization that offers a continuum of care for more than 2,000 seniors per year, including independent living, personal care, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Vincentian coordinates three long-term senior care communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area, plus three personal care homes, two child care centers, two independent living communities and a charitable foundation. The system was founded in the Catholic tradition in 1924 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.