Western State Hospital employees Paul Malinosky, Niebes Cabigting Ragasa and Maria Engelhardt Parales, from left, were expecting help from new hires in 2015. There have been new hires since then, but further pay hikes are proposed to attract and keep nurses and others working at the hospital. Other critical state employees would also get raises.
Western State Hospital employees Paul Malinosky, Niebes Cabigting Ragasa and Maria Engelhardt Parales, from left, were expecting help from new hires in 2015. There have been new hires since then, but further pay hikes are proposed to attract and keep nurses and others working at the hospital. Other critical state employees would also get raises. Lui Kit Wong Staff file, 2015
Western State Hospital employees Paul Malinosky, Niebes Cabigting Ragasa and Maria Engelhardt Parales, from left, were expecting help from new hires in 2015. There have been new hires since then, but further pay hikes are proposed to attract and keep nurses and others working at the hospital. Other critical state employees would also get raises. Lui Kit Wong Staff file, 2015

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