Does Raising the Minimum Wage Create (or Eliminate) Jobs in America?

When I started working for a small business owned by the family of a high school friend, I made the minimum wage of $1.60/hour and was happy with it.  Sure, that was a l-o-o-o-n-g time ago, but now the minimum wage has crept up over $10/hour, and many retailers plan on going as high as $15/hour in Q1 of 2019 (with  states like California mandating the same increase by 2023).

So, will these increases mean more jobs for low-skilled or entry-level workers?

With the exception of non-profits, companies are in business to make money.  Period.  Hiring more workers for greater pay seems contradictory to job growth and increased revenue in the private sector doesn’t it?

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