Share of U.S. small businesses raising pay hits 17-year high

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business said Thursday a net 33 percent of small firms raised compensation in March . / BLOOMBERG
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business said Thursday a net 33 percent of small firms raised compensation in March . / BLOOMBERG
NEW YORK - Small-business owners in the United States are becoming more aggressive with their pay packages as the tight job market makes it difficult to attract talent. The National Federation of Independent Business said Thursday a net 33 percent of small firms raised compensation in March, the largest share since November 2000, as hiring…

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