S&C Electric Company, Chicago’s second-largest manufacturer and one of the leading innovators of technology networks improving the reliability and delivery of electricity around the world, announced this week that it was increasing the minimum hourly wage for employees based in the United States at $18 per hour.
In addition to the new base hourly rate, S&C team members will have the opportunity to earn up to $20 per hour within two years of working with the company by completing workplace development training. work to further accelerate their careers. This increase in pay rates applies to all current and future US-based employees, benefiting more than 2,000 employees and their families.
“As a 100% employee-owned company in the United States, caring for our team members has always been central to our culture. Whether it’s offering competitive hourly rates or training and on-the-job career development, we have always chosen to invest in our people,” said Anders Sjoelin, President and CEO of S&C. “While competition for talent is fierce, our commitment advancing the meaningful careers of all our team members has set us apart as an employer for over 100 years. It’s truly an exciting time to be a manufacturer in the United States.”
For more than 100 years, S&C has focused on engaging, motivating and rewarding employees while fostering an inclusive environment for its 3,500 team members worldwide.
“We have always prided ourselves on offering hourly employees above the local minimum wage, while creating a workplace that encourages growth and development in all positions within the company. This is one of the many reasons why our hourly workforce averages 10 years at S&C,” said Aurélie Richard, Director of People Development and Strategy at S&C. “These people are the essential workers who have enabled us to keep our doors open to meet the needs of our customers throughout the pandemic. As the world continues to recover, we remain incredibly proud of the fair and inclusive workplace we have cultivated and our continued commitment to investing in our people.”
This commitment to culture continues to be recognized, with S&C recently named to the Top Workplaces USA 2021 and Top Workplaces USA Manufacturing 2021 lists, as well as the 15th best workplace among major Chicago employers.
For more information on career opportunities at S&C, visit sandc.com/careers.