Coffee Shop Owner in Raised Wages to $15 and Got 50 Job Applications

  • At a coffee shop in Jefferson, Iowa, job applications are pouring in because it pays $15 an hour.
  • Greene Bean Coffee owner Rich Osborne says he got about 50 applications in two weeks after raising pay.
  • He told Insider it disproves the narrative that nobody wants to work right now.

Greene Bean Coffee in Iowa is demonstrating the power of paying workers $15 an hour.

Once the shop raised wages to $15 in June, owner Rich Osborne told Insider, “that kind of upended the entire narrative out there that people don’t want to work after the

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