MLGW ditches employee residency requirement

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 07, 2023 3:38 PM CT | Published: June 07, 2023 12:15 PM CT

Since 2005, all MLGW employees have been required to live in Shelby County within six months of being hired. The board has voted to change that, and the utility also is looking at signing bonuses that could range from $1,500 to $15,000 for new employees. 


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Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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