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New Mexico Minimum Wage Increase goes into effect Friday, January 1, 2021

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) advises employers and workers that New Mexico’s minimum wage is increasing to $10.50 per hour, effective Friday, January 1st, 2021. This increase is in accordance with an amendment to the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham on April 1, 2019.

Can you help me find work?

Yes. We are here to assist with your work search. The New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System www.jobs.state.nm.us has thousands of jobs with employers looking to hire now. You may also call your local New Mexico Workforce Connection Center for further assistance. We can assist with:

  • Resumes that highlight your skills and work experience;
  • Training resources to help upgrade your skills;
  • Job interview tips including how to present yourself as a strong, confident candidate;
  • Answering difficult questions about your work history; and
  • Overcoming barriers you think may be preventing you from getting hired.

All of these services and more – such as virtual job fairs and online workshops – are available to the public at no cost.



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