To help recruit and retain employees, Avera has announced a fifty-million-dollar investment in its workforce that will benefit each and every employee in various ways.
The Upper Midwest as well as the entire nation are in the midst of a pandemic-driven workforce shortage. Health care is a people-centered industry, so Avera depends on a capable, well-trained and compassionate workforce to carry out its services.
According to Avera President and CEO Bob Sutton, Avera is moving to a $17 per hour minimum rate of pay across the system.
The investment also includes appreciation gifts, pay increases of at least two per hour for current employees; On-call pay increase. no annual premium increases for health and dental insurance, cost reductions in select tiers for health insurance, a new employee discount program, and other benefits and incentives.