(Jefferson County) Mercy will increase the starting wage for all co-workers across its multi-state footprint.

Mercy spokesman Joe Poelker says the new minimum wage will be implemented as of September 19th.

Co-workers will see the increase in their paychecks as soon as October 8th.

Some of the more than 6,000 co-workers who will receive an increase include housekeepers, food service, transportation and pharmacy, medical and lab technicians.