Ohio-based First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC) has increased its minimum wage to $18 per hour. The bank, which has a large presence in Indiana, says the change affects all Indiana employees, as well as those in the other states it serves.
The previous minimum wage was $15.25 per hour in Indiana and for all First Financial employees. The bank says the increase builds on its employee compensation and development efforts.
“First Financial is where top talent and emerging professionals can find a workplace that is supportive, challenging and rewarding,” said Mary Sue Findley, chief human resources officer of First Financial Bank. “Increasing our compensation will help us compete for and attract the most qualified candidates in an exceptionally competitive hiring environment.”
In addition to Indiana, First Financial Bank operates branch locations throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois.