Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/21/2014 -- Raising the Federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would mean an increase in wages for 28 million workers in this country. That would mean an improved quality of life. For New Jersey resident Anthony Amado, who has seen what living on a minimum wage income means, through experiences volunteering that seems like a no brainer.
However, critics are arguing that raising the minimum wage could also potentially cause the loss of 500,000 jobs. Job loss would be imminent due to payroll costs going up for employers. However, that could balance out with less turnover and higher productivity if employees are making more money.
One of the key points made by those in favor of increasing the minimum wage is that the increase would potentially bring 900,000 people currently making $7.25 an hour, out of poverty. Anthony Amado that seems like a good enough reason to certainly increase the minimum wage.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play collegiate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.